|Residence||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Born||21 May 1996|
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||218-164 (57.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 13 (30 January 2023)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2023)|
|French Open||QF (2019)|
|US Open||SF (2022)|
|Tour Finals||Alt (2018)|
|Career record||45-66 (40.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 64 (21 May 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 242 (31 October 2022)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2017)|
|US Open||3R (2017)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2020)|
|Davis Cup||W (2021)|
|Last updated on: 31 October 2022.|
Karen Abgarovich Khachanov (Russian: ? ; born 21 May 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player. Khachanov has won four ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2018 Paris Masters, has claimed an Olympic silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and has reached two major semifinals at the 2022 US Open and 2023 Australian Open. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 on 15 July 2019.
Khachanov started playing tennis at the age of three in kindergarten when his parents put him into the tennis group. His father Abgar, an Armenian from Yerevan, played volleyball before studying medicine, while his mother, Nataliya, a Russian, also studied medicine. Khachanov's maternal grandfather was also half Armenian. Despite having been born in Russia, Khachanov tweeted: "I always say that I have Armenian roots."
He has a sister and a brother. His idols growing up were Marat Safin and Juan Martín del Potro, and favourite sports teams are Real Madrid and the Miami Heat. He decided to become a professional player at 12.
Khachanov won the Under-18 European Championship title in Switzerland in July 2013. Together with Andrey Rublev he won a silver medal in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. They lost in the final to Brazilian players Orlando Luz and Marcelo Zormann.
Still as under 18, Khachanov made his ITF Circuit debut at the $15K event in Russia, losing his first match against compatriot Alexey Vatutin. In September of the following year, he got a wildcard for his first ATP Tour participation at the St. Petersburg Open. There he recorded his first win by defeating Victor Hanescu in the first round. He then faced Lukas Rosol, but lost in straight sets. A month later he got another wildcard, for the Kremlin Cup. Things got even better there, as he defeated Albert Ramos Vinolas and top 30 Janko Tipsarevic. In the next round he lost to Ivo Karlovic. The following week he made his debut for Russia at the Davis Cup, and at age 17 years and 157 days he became the youngest Russian tennis player in the pro series, surpassing Mikhail Youzhny. There, he defeated Dean O'Brien of South Africa to help Russia advance in the 2013 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. He finished the season by playing at the two Challengers, reaching the quarterfinal in Geneva and then the first round in Helsinki.
After a slow start at the Chennai Open and two lower-ITF tournaments, Khachanov then played at the Davis Cup. He lost to Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. He then continued with no success at one ITF event and Challenger events in Kazakhstan. However, he then made his Masters debut, after receiving a wildcard entry to the 2014 Miami Open, but lost in the first round to Daniel Gimeno-Traver. In August, he achieved his first significant result, winning his first ITF title at the $15K event in Kaohsiung. Two weeks later, he won another ITF title at the $15K event in Mulhouse. For the second year in a row, he got a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup, but again lost in the first round.
Despite playing at a few ATP Tour events in previous years, in 2015 Khachanov played mostly at ITF and Challenger tournaments, with some success. In the first half of the year, he won two $10K/15K events in France, both in March. In April he reached the semifinal and won the title at the $15K events in Uzbekistan. After that came some good results at the Challengers. In June, he advanced to the quarterfinal in Fergana and then the semifinal in Marburg. His next step was Wimbledon, in his first Grand Slam qualification appearance. He lost in the first round of qualifications. Later, at the US Open, he also failed to qualify for the main draw, this time losing in the second round of qualifications. In mid-July, he faced Pablo Andujar in the second round of the 2015 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I. He lost that match in three sets. In September 2015, Khachanov won his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Istanbul, where he was unseeded. In the final he defeated top seed Sergiy Stakhovsky. He followed up this performance and finished the year with four consecutive Challenger quarterfinals, in Mons, Rennes, Brest and Mouilleron-le-Captif.
Khachanov made progress during 2016, however bigger results came in the second half of the year. He had a slow start with only a first round at the Chennai Open and the final stage of Australian Open qualifications, as well as failing to reach the main draw at Open Sud de France and Open 13. His 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. He then entered the qualifications for Monte Carlo as his first clay Masters 1000 appearance. He lost to Taro Daniel in the first round. The following week he qualified for the Barcelona Open, beating Ramkumar Ramanathan and Marco Trungelliti. In his first-round match he came back from a set down to beat Aljaz Bedene. In the second round he beat fifth seed Roberto Bautista Agut, also in three sets. He eventually lost in the third round to the eleventh seed Alexandr Dolgopolov. Right after that he played at the Istanbul Open as a wildcard player. In his first match, he beat Aljaz Bedene for the second time in the month. In the following round, he lost to Albert Ramos Vinolas, despite winning the first set. He then continued with good results at Challengers, reaching the quarterfinal in Karshi and winning the title in Samarkand the following week.
Playing in the qualification of the French Open, Khachanov completed his appearances at all four Grand Slams, but with no qualifications into the main draw. Two Challenger semifinals in Prostejov and Moscow followed, as well as another loss in the qualifications of Wimbledon. In July, at the Kitzbuhel Open, he defeated Filippo Volandri and Philipp Kohlscreiber to reach his first ATP Tour quarterfinal since the 2013 Kremlin Cup, before losing to Dusan Lajovic.
At the US Open, he made his main draw debut after passing the qualifications. In the first round he recorded his first Grand Slam win, over Thomas Fabbiano, but lost in the second round to Kei Nishikori. After that, he lost in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open to Alexander Zverev. However, he progressed further the following week at the 2016 Chengdu Open. He defeated Joao Sousa, Adrian Mannarino, Feliciano Lopez and Victor Troicki to reach his first ATP Tour final. By reaching an ATP singles final, Khachanov became the first Russian in an ATP Tour final since Mikhail Youzhny, who beat David Ferrer in the final at the 2013 Valencia Open 500. Khachanov won his first ATP tournament there, beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas in three sets. He finished the year with his first ATP 500 quarterfinal run at the Vienna Open, where he recorded wins over Andreas Seppi and Nikoloz Basilashvili, before Ivo Karlovic defeated him.
Thanks to big progress in the past, he was now able to avoid qualifications. He started the year with a win at the Qatar Open, but then lost to Ivo Karlovic in two tie breaks. He performed no better at the following Auckland Open, losing in the first round to Yen-Hsun Lu. He then made his main-draw debut at the Australian Open. His first opponent was Adrian Mannarino, whom Khachanov defeated in four sets. Against Jack Sock in the following round, he attempted to reach his first Grand Slam third round, but without success. His next step was participating at the Davis Cup against Serbia in the World Group. He lost his match against Viktor Troicki in five sets. Losses then continued for the next four tournaments: Open Sud de France, Rotterdam Open, Open 13 and Dubai Championships. At the Indian Wells, he passed the first round after defeating Tommy Robredo. In the following round, he lost to David Goffin.
In late April, he reached his first quarterfinal of the year, at the ATP 500 Barcelona. There he defeated Thomaz Bellucci, Pablo Cuevas and top 10 David Goffin before losing to Horacio Zeballos. A month later he advanced to another quarterfinal, at the Lyon Open. He followed up this win with another great performance at the French Open. Wins over Nicolas Jarry and top 30 players, Tomas Berdych and John Isner, brought him to the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. He failed to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, losing to Andy Murray.
He continued with good performances, reaching the semifinal of the Halle Open. There he achieved his first win on grass over Gilles Simon, and then recorded his second career top 10 win, after defeating Kei Nishikori. He lost to Roger Federer and failed to reach the final. This result ensured him a first Grand Slam seed place at the following Grand Slam at Wimbledon. There, he also had another great result, reaching his first third round, after wins over Andrey Kuznetsov and Thiago Monteiro. He then lost to Rafael Nadal. His successful journey then continued with two consecutive quarterfinals at the Bastad Open and the Hamburg Open. However, he then started to struggle with form. He was eliminated in the first round at both the Canadian Open and the US Open, but reached the third round of the Cincinnati Open. In September he played in the Davis Cup for the second time in a year. He played against Hungarian players, winning against Attila Balazs and losing to Marton Fucsovics. He then went to China, reaching the second round of the Chengdu Open and the China Open and losing in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. He then returned to Europe, but still with no success, with only first rounds of the Vienna Open and the Paris Mastes. He finished the year with his debut at the Next Gen ATP Finals. He overcame Jared Donaldson, but lost to Daniil Medvedev and Borna Coric, so failed to pass the round robin group.
Khachanov started the year at the Auckland Open, reaching the quarterfinal after wins over Yuichi Sugita and Pablo Cuevas, but then lost to Juan Martin del Potro. Next, he participated in the Australian Open, where he lost to del Potro in the second round. In February he first reached the quarterfinal of Open Sud de France, followed up with only a first round at the Rotterdam Open, but then he won his second ATP title at Open 13 in Marseille, France. In the semifinal he defeated former top 10 player Tomas Berdych to reach final. To get the title, he needed to defeat Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
In the next three months he showed average results. In Dubai he reached the second round, then only the first round of Indian Wells and the third round of the Miami Open. However, he reached the final of the Miami Open in the doubles event, alongside Andrey Rublev, but they lost to Bob and Mike Bryan. Then the clay court season came, but he was still not showing good form. He reached the third rounds of Monte Carlo and the Barcelona Open, but only the first rounds of Madrid and Rome. However, his form peaked on time for the French Open, where he again reached the fourth round, defeating top 20 player Lucas Pouille in the third round, before losing to Alexander Zverev.
During the grass season, he played only two tournaments. First, he advanced to the quarterfinal of the Halle Open for the second year in a row. Second, he reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, but then lost to Novak Djokovic.
In the North American summer hard-court swing, Khachanov reached the semifinals of a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time in his career at the Canadian Open, losing to Nadal. He again lost to Nadal at the US Open in a marathon third round match.
Khachanov then helped Team Russia to progress through the 1st Round play-off of the Europe/Africa Zone Group I by winning both matches and securing Russia a place in the World Group. In Asia, Khachanov struggled to find form. He reached only the second rounds of Beijing and Shanghai. He then rebounded at the Kremlin Cup, winning his second ATP title of the season by defeating Adrian Mannarino in the final. In the semifinal he defeated his compatriot Daniil Medvedev.
Khachanov finished the year by claiming his first ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Paris Masters, defeating Filip Krajinovi?, Matthew Ebden, world No. 9 John Isner (saving two match points), world No. 5 Alexander Zverev, world No. 8 Dominic Thiem and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. He was the first tennis player representing Russia to win a Masters 1000 final since Nikolay Davydenko, who won the inaugural 2009 Shanghai Masters. No. 18 Khachanov was the lowest-ranked player to win a Masters 1000 title since Ivan Ljubicic took the 2010 Indian Wells Masters. As a result, Khachanov climbed to world No. 11 and was an alternate at the 2018 ATP Finals. He became the fifth Russian tennis player to win a Masters tournament after Marat Safin, Andrei Chesnokov, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Nikolay Davydenko.
Despite starting the season as the 11th ranked player in the world, Khachanov struggled to achieve any notable results for the first five months of the season. Leading up to the French Open, Khachanov's record for the year was ten wins and twelve losses, and he had failed to reach a single tournament semifinal.
At the French Open, Khachanov won his first three rounds to set up a last-16 encounter with Juan Martín del Potro. Khachanov beat del Potro for the first time to reach his first major quarterfinal, where he lost to Dominic Thiem. Khachanov's maiden Slam quarterfinal saw him enter the top-10 for the first time as world No. 9.
In August, Khachanov reached his first tournament semifinal of the year after beating Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals of the Montreal Masters. In the semifinals, he was defeated by compatriot Daniil Medvedev.
After the Rogers Cup, Khachanov reached the semifinals of the China Open. He failed to defend his title at the Paris Masters, losing in the second round to Jan-Lennard Struff, and dropped out of the top 10.
He then joined team Russia, also consisting of Medvedev, Gabashvili and Kravchuk, at the ATP Cup. He beat four out of five players, with team Russia progressing to the semifinals, where they lost to eventual champion Serbia.
At the 2020 US Open, Khachanov beat Jannik Sinner, coming back from 2 sets down, then beat Andrey Kuznetsov, before losing to Alex de Minaur in the third round. In Rome, Khachanov lost in the first round to Casper Ruud. He came back to form in time for the French Open, where he reached the fourth round for a fourth consecutive year, beating Kamil Majchrzak, Ji?í Veselý and Cristian Garín, before losing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
At the 2021 Australian Open, Khachanov progressed to the third round for the third year in a row. He 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.
At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships he reached the fourth round for the second time. This marked the first time three Russian players reached the fourth round at the All England Club since 2006, when Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova made their run. He continued by reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in his career, defeating Sebastian Korda in a tight match that finished in a fifth set tiebreak. He then lost in another five-set match, against Denis Shapovalov.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Khachanov defeated Yoshihito Nishioka, James Duckworth, Diego Schwartzman and Ugo Humbert to reach the semi-finals. There, he defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets, to guarantee himself at least a silver medal. He lost to Alexander Zverev in the gold medal match.
Khachanov started his 2022 season at the Adelaide International 1. Seeded second, he beat third seed, Marin ?ili?, in the semifinals to reach his sixth ATP singles final. He lost in the final to top seed Gaël Monfils. Seeded third at the Adelaide International 2, he reached the quarterfinals where he was defeated by eventual finalist Arthur Rinderknech. Seeded 28th at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round where he was ousted from the tournament by sixth seed, former world no. 1, 2009 champion, and eventual champion, Rafael Nadal.
In February, Khachanov competed at the Rotterdam Open. He lost in the second round to sixth seed Cameron Norrie. Seeded sixth at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, he upset fourth seed, Marin ?ili?, in the quarterfinals. He fell in his semifinal match to second seed, Roberto Bautista Agut, in three sets. In Dubai, he lost in the second round to world no. 1 and five-time champion, Novak Djokovic. Seeded 25th at the Indian Wells Masters, he was defeated in the second round by American Jenson Brooksby. Seeded 23rd at the Miami Open, he was eliminated in the second round by American Tommy Paul.
Khachanov started his clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters. He lost in the first round to 12th seed Diego Schwartzman. Seeded third at the Serbia Open, he reached the semifinals where he was defeated by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. At the Madrid Open, he was beaten in the first round by Lucas Pouille in straight sets. In Rome, he sweeped past Pablo Carreño Busta to reach the third round where he was ousted by eventual finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets. At the French Open, he defeated Cameron Norrie to reach the fourth round of this tournament for a fifth time, but was outlasted by 6th seed Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets.
Khachanov played two tournaments in the grass swing. He reached the quarterfinals of both Libéma Open and Halle Open, losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime and Oscar Otte respectively. At the Hamburg Open, he lost to Alcaraz again in the quarterfinals.
Khachanov started the North American hard court swing at the Citi Open. He lost to eventual finalist Yoshihito Nishioka in the third round. Following early exits at both Canadian Open and Cincinnati Open, Khachanov reached the fourth round at the US Open defeating Jack Draper after he retired in the third set. He went one step further with a win over Pablo Carreno Busta, in a five sets match lasting over 3 hours, to reach the quarterfinals for the first time at this Major. Khachanov defeated Nick Kyrgios in five sets to reach his first career semifinal at a Major. He 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. In the semifinals, Khachanov lost to Casper Ruud in four sets.
In October, Khachanov reached the quarterfinals of Astana Open, where he lost in straight sets to an eventual champion Novak Djokovic. In receipt of a first-round bye in Antwerp, he lost to eventual finalist Sebastian Korda in the second round. It was followed by another early exit at the Erste Bank Open to Dan Evans in the second round.
Early in his career, Khachanov was coached by Igor Bitsenko in Moscow and Vedran Marti? in Split, Croatia. In 2014 he joined 4Slam Tennis Academy led by Galo Blanco. Khachanov parted ways with Blanco in November 2017. He has been training for a few years now with his previous coach Vedran Marti?. Currently, his other coach is José Clavet.
In April 2016, Khachanov married Veronika Shkliaeva, his childhood sweetheart, who he had been dating since 2011. Their first child was born in 2019. Fellow tennis player Ilya Ivashka is his brother-in-law, as their wives are twin sisters.
During the 2023 Australian Open, Khachanov wrote messages on the television camera lens (traditionally signed by the winner following a match) after his victories over Frances Tiafoe and Yoshihito Nishioka, expressing support for the Republic of Artsakh during its 2022-2023 blockade. The Azerbaijan Tennis Federation complained to the International Tennis Federation, demanding Khachanov receive punishment for "his dirty plans". Khachanov stated he had not been discouraged by the ITF or anyone else for his messages.
Khachanov has been endorsed by Nike for apparel and shoes, and Wilson for racquets. He has also been sponsored by Lavazza, Armani for luxury apparel, Cadillac Escalade for cars, and Rolex for watches. He was earlier endorsed by Mercedes Benz and Head, for racquets.
Current through to the 2023 Australian Open.
|Australian Open||A||Q3||2R||2R||3R||3R||3R||3R||SF||0 / 6||15-7||63%|
|French Open||A||Q2||4R||4R||QF||4R||2R||4R||0 / 6||17-6||74%|
|Wimbledon||Q1||Q3||3R||4R||3R||NH||QF||A[a]||0 / 4||11-4||73%|
|US Open||Q2||2R||1R||3R||1R||3R||1R||SF||0 / 7||10-7||59%|
|Win-loss||0-0||1-1||6-4||9-4||8-4||7-3||7-4||10-3||5-1||0 / 24||53-24||69%|
|Win||2018||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||Novak Djokovic||7-5, 6-4|
|Loss||2018||Miami Open||Hard||Andrey Rublev|| Bob Bryan
|6-4, 6-7(5-7), [4-10]|
|Loss||2019||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||Andrey Rublev|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert