Athletistic/Tennis. Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov has reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career.

In the quarterfinals, the native of Moscow in a dramatic five-set match defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios – 7: 5, 4: 6, 7: 5, 6: 7, 6: 4.

During the fight, Khachanov won fewer points than Kiryos due to active actions (63 vs. 75), but he also committed significantly fewer unforced errors (31 vs. 58). For 3 hours 41 minutes, which lasted a duel, the Russian tennis player overcame 4390 meters. 30 times in this game, Karen served all the way.

In the 1/2 final, Khachanov will play with the Norwegian Kasper Ruud.

Here’s how overseas tennis fans reacted to Karen’s entry into the US Open 2022 1 semi-final on social media:

– Fully deserved victory. Obviously, Khachanov is a very hardworking guy. You can see how much he has improved his backhand lately. Today he showed firmness of spirit and defeated not only the determined Kyrgios, but also the public, commentators and the media. And he did it with great tact.

– Congratulations to Khachanov on the first Grand Slam semi-final of his career!

james Kent:
– How happy I am for Khachanov! Well, it’s worth noting how calmly the audience in the stands reacted to his success after the final draw.

– Karen took on Nick and the crowd, and still won! This requires an enviable psychological stability. Today, he demonstrated it at the level of Novak Djokovic.

Delia Turner:
– Fantastic game. Well done Karine! I am for him throughout the tournament. I hope he will make it to the final.

Nhat Long seen :
– It’s a victory! Here is the bomb! Fair fire! Khachanov gave the best game of his career today!

John Wallace:
– What a cool fight it was! Almost all the spectators in the arena cheered against Khachanov. Fortunately, Karen finally gave them what they deserved. Great game, master!

John McCane:
– Dear Karen, accept my big congratulations! What match did you play today and what victory did you win? Cheer! Come on Karen, never stop!

Recall that Khachanov is the silver medalist of the 2020 Olympic Games in singles; winner of four ATP singles tournaments; 2021 Davis Cup winner with Team Russia; former world number 8 in singles. Honorary Master of Sports of Russia (2021).

He started playing tennis at the age of three in kindergarten. Her father, Abgar, played volleyball at a high level, then started medicine, her mother, Natalia, also studied medicine. He is of Armenian origin by his father and Russian by his mother. Karen has a sister, Margarita, and a brother, George. His childhood idols were Marat Safin and Juan Martin Del Potro, and his favorite sports teams are Real Madrid and Miami Heat. He decided to become a professional player at the age of 12.

After Khachanov turned 15, he moved to Split (Croatia), where he trained under Vedran Martić, the former coach of Goran Ivanisevic. He then moved to Barcelona where he was coached by Galo Blanco.

In 2013, at the European Under-18 Championships, Khachanov won the gold medal in singles. In September 2013, at the age of 17 years and 157 days, he became the youngest Russian tennis player to debut on the ATP Tour, playing at a tournament in Saint Petersburg. In October of the same year, at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, he defeated Janko Tipsarevic, who held the 27th position in the ATP rankings, and made it to the quarter-finals, where he lost to Croatian Ivo Karlovic with a score of 4:6, 0:6. After that, he represented the national team for the first time in the Euro-African zone Davis Cup and won the match against Dean O’Brien.

In 2014, he received the annual “Russian Cup” award, presented by the Russian Tennis Federation, in the “Junior of the Year” nomination.

In September 2015, Khachanov won the Challenger Series tournament for the first time in his career, beating world No. 60 Sergei Stakhovsky in the final in Istanbul on hard court.

On October 2, 2016, Khachanov won the World Tour tournament for the first time. In the final of the Chengdu tournament, he defeated the world’s 31st racket Albert Ramos-Vignolas 6:7 (4), 7:6 (3), 6:3. For his success, he received 250 points and moved up to 55th position in the men’s rankings.

The main achievement of the season for Khachanov was the performance at the Tokyo Olympics. In singles, he managed to reach the final quite unexpectedly, being only seeded 12th. Before the decisive match, he did not meet any player in the top 10 of the ranking. In the final, Khachanov failed to force a fight against the fifth racket in the world Alexander Zverev (3:6, 1:6) and became the silver medalist of the Olympics. The last time a Russian played in the final of the Olympic tournament in men’s singles was in 2000, when Yevgeny Kafelnikov became the champion in Sydney.