Karen Abgarovich Khachanov is a Russian professional tennis player. Khachanov has won 4 ATP Tour singles titles. Check out his Ranking here.
Karen Khachanov : Wife | Ranking | Hemsworth | Age
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, Natalia, 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, Margarita, and a brother, Georgiy. 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.
After Khachanov turned 15, he moved to Split, Croatia, where he trained under Vedran Martić, Goran Ivanišević’s former coach. Later, he moved to Barcelona and was coached by Galo Blanco.
Karen Khachanov wife
Karen Khachanov, who has reached the US Open semifinals, is married to Veronika Shkliaeva and the couple have a son together
In his on-court interview, Khachanov thanked his wife Veronika and everyone who was supporting him from his box.
Karen Khachanov and Veronika Shkliaeva started dating in 2011 and got married in 2016. The couple have a son named David, who was born in September 2019.
Khachanov is fairly private off the court and does not post too many pictures of himself with his wife and son on social media.
One fact which many might not know is that Shkliaeva is the twin sister of Ilya Ivashka’s wife.
Karen Khachanov Ranking
He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 on 15 July 2019, buoyed by reaching the quarterfinals of the 2019 French Open.
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 28 (8 August 2022)|
|Highest ranking||No. 64 (21 May 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 190 (8 August 2022)|
Khachanov started his 2022 season at the Adelaide International 1. Seeded second, he beat third seed, Marin Čilić, 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.
Australian Open fans did a double take on Saturday night when they thought Liam Hemsworth was taking on Nick Kyrgios in a third-round match-up.
But it is Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov, 23, who bears a striking resemblance to the handsome Australian actor, 30.
‘Can we just address the fact that @karenkhachanov looks like the long lost Russian Hemsworth brother?’ one sports fan wrote on Twitter on the night.
Liam’s doppelgänger, who has previously joked about their ‘likeness’, has been compared to the actor since his rise on the professional circuit in 2013.
The tennis ace has regularly been compared to the Hollywood star over the past month while he has competed Down Under in both the ATP Cup and Australian Open.
‘Lowkey looks like he could be a Hemsworth brother’, ‘ Liam’s double!’, ‘kinda looks like he could pass for a Hemsworth brother and I’m kinda diggin it,’ fans have swooned.
Another asked if he would be trying to meet Liam while Down Under, as another joked: ‘Are you Liam Hemsworth’s long lost twin?’
Karen Abgarovich Khachanov (born 21 May 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player.
|Born||21 May 1996
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
Khachanov has won four ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2018 Paris Masters.
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.