Karen Khachanov is a professional tennis athlete with four ATP Tour singles titles. He stepped to his all-time best singles ranking of world No.8 after making it to the French Open quarterfinals on 15 July 2019.
He began his 2022 season at the Adelaide International and advanced to his sixth ATP singles final by defeating Marin Ili, the third seed, in the semifinals.
Khachanov advanced to the first Major semifinal of his career by defeating Nick Kyrgios in five sets. He was the first person of Armenian heritage to accomplish victory at the 2006 French Open since David Nalbandian.
He advanced to the fourth round for the second time at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, marking the first time three Russian athletes reached the fourth round at the All England Club since Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina, and Maria Sharapova’s run in 2006.
Karen Khachanov Parents: Father Abgar & Mother Natalia
Karen Khachanov was born to his parents in Moscow, Russia, on 21 May 1996. He is one of the two sons of Abgar and Natalia.
Abgar and Natalia are popularly known for being the celebrity parents of tennis player Karen Abgarvoich. They are proud of their son’s achievements in his professional career.
The 26-year-old belongs to a supportive household. Karen’s father, Abgar, has always guided him since the beginning of his sporting career.
Mr. Abgar was a volleyball athlete who later pursued a degree in the medical field. At the same time, Mrs. Natalia also did her education in medicine.
At three, Karen began playing tennis when his parents enrolled him in the tennis group in kindergarten.
When Khachanov became 15, he relocated to Split, Croatia, where he trained with Vedran Marti, a former assistant to Goran Ivanišević. Afterward, he relocated to Barcelona, where Galo Blanco was his coach.
In July 2013, Abgarvoich claimed the Under-18 European Championship in Switzerland. He earned a silver medal in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics alongside Andrey Rublev.
He received a wildcard in September 2013 to play in his debut ATP Tour event at the St. Petersburg Open, where he defeated Victor Hanescu in the first round to earn his first victory.
Karen Khachanov Has Sister Margarita & Brother Georgiy
Karen Khachanov was raised by his parents alongside his siblings i.e., Margarita (sister) and Georgiy (brother).
Until now, other details on his siblings haven’t been uncovered in the media. They seem to enjoy private time away from the limelight.
His favorite sports teams are Real Madrid and the Miami Heat, and Marat Safin and Juan Martin del Potro were his childhood idols.
He participated in the Davis Cup after a sluggish start in the Chennai Open and two lower-ITF tournaments. In the opening round of the 2014 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I, he was defeated by Polish player Jerzy Janowicz.
His first important accomplishment came in August 2014 when he won his maiden ITF championship at the $15K tournament in Kaohsiung.
After two weeks, he claimed another ITF championship in Mulhouse at the $15K competition. He received a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup for the second year running; however, he again lost in the first round.
Khachanov mainly competed in ITF and Challenger tournaments in 2015, with some degree of success. He won two $10K/15K competitions in France in the first part of the year, both in March.
Tennis Player Karen Khachanov Ethnicity & Family Background
Karen Khachanov is of mixed ethnicity with diverse family backgrounds. He is Russian-Armenian because of his parents’ different roots.
His dad, Abgar, is an Armenian who originally belonged to Yerevan. In contrast, Mrs. Natalia is a native of Russia whose father was also half Armenian.
As of now, Karen resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He represents Russia on the international platform as he holds Russian nationality.
The right-handed tennis player Khachanov got his first ATP Challenger Tour championship in Istanbul, where he was unseeded in September 2015.
He defeated top-seeded Sergiy Stakhovsky in the championship match. He followed up on this performance by reaching four straight Challenger quarterfinals in Mons, Rennes, Brest, and Mouilleron-le-Captif to close the year.
Khachanov qualified for the 2016 US Open and entered the main draw for the first time. He defeated Thomas Fabbiano in the first round, earning his maiden Grand Slam victory, but Kei Nishikori defeated him in the second.