Karen Khachanov

Russia

Nickname is “Djan”

Started playing tennis as 3-year-old at kindergarten when his parents put him into the tennis group

Father, Abgar, played volleyball at a very high level before studying medicine; mother, Natalia, also studied medicine; sister, Margarita; brother, Georgiy

Attended Sozvezdie school in Moscow, about to start at the University of Physical Education in Moscow

Favourite surface is slow indoor hard and clay

Favourite shot is serve

Idols growing up were Marat Safin and Juan Martin del Potro

Hobbies include basketball, football, listening to music (hip-hop) and hanging out with friends

Favourite sports teams are Real Madrid (football) and Miami Heat (basketball)

If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would like to have been a basketball player or a sports manager/agent

Currently trains in Barcelona

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 10:  Karen Khachanov of Russia serves in his match against Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan on day nine of the ASB Classic on January 10, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Player Field

David Goffin
(BELGIUM)

Bernard Tomic
(AUSTRALIA)

Sorana Cirstea
(Romania)

Mikhail Youzhny
(RUSSIA)

Borna Coric
(CROATIA)

Ivo Karlovic
(CROATIA)

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA
(JAPAN)

Gilles Simon
(FRANCE )

Destanee Aiava
(AUSTRALIA)

Qiang Wang
(China)

Andrew Whittington
(AUSTRALIA)

Yanina Wickmayer
(Belgium)

Tommy Haas
(Germany)

Jerzy Janowicz
(Poland)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
(France)

Karen Khachanov
(Russia)

MARC POLMANS
(Australia)

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