What is Karen Khachanov’s Nationality?
Karen Abgarovich Khachanov, born 21 May 1996, is a Russian tennis player who competes professionally. Four ATP Tour singles championships have been won by Khachanov, including a Masters 1000 crown at the 2018 Paris Masters.
Khachanov’s parents enrolled him in the tennis group when he was three years old, and he began playing tennis in kindergarten. His mother Natalia, a Russian, also studied medicine, while his father Abgar, an Armenian from Yerevan, played volleyball before starting his studies in medicine.
Despite being born in Russia, Khachanov tweeted: “I always say that I have Armenian roots. My maternal grandfather was also half Armenian.
By making it to the quarterfinals of the 2019 French Open on July 15, he reached his singles career-high ranking of No. 8 in the world. Early in his career, Khachanov received coaching from Vedran Marti in Split, Croatia, and Igor Bitsenko in Moscow.
He enrolled in Galo Blanco’s 4Slam Tennis Academy in 2014. Khachanov severed ways with Blanco in November 2017 and has been working with his former trainer Vedran Marti for some time. José Clavet is his other coach at the moment.
Khachanov wed Veronika Shkliaeva, his childhood sweetheart, in April 2016, after dating her since 2011. They welcomed their child, a boy called David, on 14 September 2019.
His brother-in-law is fellow tennis player Ilya Ivashka, and their wives are (twin) sisters.
Khachanov had taken down the Russian flag from his Instagram during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to RIA Novosti, a state-run publication in Russia.