13 Facts About Karen Khachanov


Karen Khachanov achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No 8 on 15 July 2019.

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Karen Khachanov's idols growing up were Marat Safin and Juan Martin del Potro, and favourite sports teams are Real Madrid and the Miami Heat.

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Karen Khachanov won the Under-18 European Championship title in Switzerland in July 2013.

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In September 2015, Karen Khachanov won his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Istanbul, where he was unseeded.

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Karen Khachanov made progress during 2016, however bigger results came in the second half of the year.

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Karen Khachanov's following matches were on the Challenger Tour, making it to the quarterfinal in Cherbourg and later the final of Jonkoping and the quarterfinal in Kazan.

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Karen Khachanov was the first tennis player representing Russia to win a Masters 1000 final since Nikolay Davydenko, who won the inaugural 2009 Shanghai Masters.

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At the 2020 US Open, Karen Khachanov beat Jannik Sinner, coming back from 2 sets down, then beat Andrey Kuznetsov, before losing to Alex de Minaur in the third round.

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At the 2021 Australian Open, Karen Khachanov progressed to the third round for the third year in a row.

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Karen Khachanov reached two semifinals, at the lead-up event to the AO at the 2021 Great Ocean Road Open, where he was defeated by eventual champion Jannik Sinner, and at the clay warm-up event to the French Open at the 2021 Lyon Open, where he was defeated by Cameron Norrie.

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Karen Khachanov started his 2022 season at the Adelaide International 1.

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Karen Khachanov became the first player of Armenian descent to do so, since Andre Agassi reached his first Major semifinal at the French Open in 1988, and most recently, David Nalbandian at the French Open in 2006.

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In March 2022, the Russian state-run RIA Novosti reported that, amid the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Karen Khachanov had removed the Russian flag from his Instagram page.

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