Victory Karena Khachanova at the ATP 250 tournament in Zhuhai, China, will give him confidence after a serious injury, said Honored Master of Sports of Russia Andrei Chesnokov.
On Tuesday, Khachanov defeated Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the final with a score of 7:6 (7:2), 6:1. This is the 27-year-old Russian’s first personal title since 2018, when he won three ATP tournaments – in Paris, Moscow and Marseille. In early June, Khachanov lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the French Open, after which he withdrew from several tournaments due to a stress fracture and a crack in his sacrum.
— Khachanov suffered a serious injury, after which he recovered for a long time. He failed at the US Open, so I didn’t see how he would play in China. Winning a title immediately after returning is worth a lot! I am sure that this victory will give him confidence in his abilities and the right attitude for the next tournaments.
Based on this week, we can say that Karen is ready for big competitions. Almost everything was already clear after the first set. Khachanov crushed the Japanese with his aggressive play. “He’s starting to find his best tennis,” Chesnokov said at the Championship.
Khachanov ranks 15th in the world rankings.
Source : MatchTV
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