Karen Khachanov made his place in the final four of the 2022 US Open after defeating Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals in a thrilling and exciting match that went down the wire with the final scoreline of 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4. With this win, he made it to the semi-finals for the very first time in his career at any Grand Slam tournament.
He received a walkover from Jack Draper in the third round to advance into the fourth round where he defeated the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in another five-set game that lasted for more than three hours to make his first quarter-final appearance at the Grand Slam.
Khachanov even though a rough start to his career, is slowly making his way up the ladder and making his presence felt as one of the upcoming tennis stars from Russia. He had to skip playing at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. He could not be consistent with his performances in the hard-court matches that lead up to the US Open.
He has not been performing consistently on the Tour as he is seen fluctuating with his gameplay in every tournament. He made his way into several ATP 1000 Masters tournaments, including the Serbia Open where he lost in the semi-finals to former world No. 1 and the 21-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic.
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Who are Karen Khachanov’s parents?
Karen Khachanov was born on 21 May 1996 in Moscow, Russia to father Abgar Khachanov and mother Natalia Khachanov. His father Abgar Khachanov, an Armenian from Yerevan who played volleyball before studying medicine while his mother, Natalia Khachanov who is also a Russian also studied medicine.
Karen started playing tennis at the age of three in kindergarten when his parents put him into the tennis group. Karen’s parents sacrificed their time and resources to support him in achieving his goals. He decided to become a professional player at 12. Khachanov’s maternal grandfather was also half Armenian. Despite having been born in Russia, Khachanov has always said: “I always say that I have Armenian roots.”
Khachanov will be up against Casper Ruud in the semi-finals of the US Open who is the finalist of the 2022 French Open. Both the players will be fighting for the golden chance to make the final fight for their maiden Grand Slam title.
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