Russian professional tennis player Karen Khachanov is one of the new generation of players who are taking the sport by storm.
Khachanov has been steadily rising since making his professional debut a decade ago and was ranked a singles career-high of no.8 in the world in 2019.
He is also the winner of four ATP Tour singles titles and a Masters 1000 title. Surely, Khachanov’s peak years are ahead of him and there is more to come from the Russian.
Biography and age
Karen Khachanov was born in Moscow, Russia, on May 21, 1996, and is currently 26 years old. Khachanov was introduced to sports at a very young age, having started playing tennis when he was just three years old.
By age 12, he was already participating in junior competitions and doing well. He was trained by some of the best coaches during his teenage years, having relocated to Croatia and then Spain.
He announced himself to the world in 2013 when he won the Under-18 European Championship title in Switzerland. A year later, at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, he partnered with Andrey Rublev to a silver medal in doubles.
Khachanov’s professional career started in 2013 in the Davies Cup and he has since won four ATP Tour singles titles and a Masters 1000 title while reaching the semifinal at the 2022 US Open.
Height and weight
Karen Khachanov is 1.98 meters tall and weighs 88 kilograms.
Family, wife, children, parents, siblings
His parents are Abgar Khachanov (father) and Nataliya Khachanov (mother). His father is, however, Armenian while his mother is Russian.
The tennis star is married to Veronika Shkliaeva, and the couple are blessed with a son called David. Khachanov also has two siblings – a sister called Margarita and a brother called Georgiy.
He attended college at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth, and Tourism.
Khachanov is currently coached by Vedran Martic and Jose Clavet.
He is currently ranked no.18 in the world.
Prize money, salary, and net worth
Khachanov has earned over $12 million in prize money from his tennis career and is estimated to have a net worth of $9 million.
Instagram and Twitter handles
The 26-year-old’s Twitter handle is @karenkhachanov and he has 66,000 followers, while his Instagram handle is @karenkhachanov with 271,000 followers.