Tennis star Karen Abgarovich Khachanov was born in the Soviet Union. To put it simply, he entered the world on May 21, 1996, in Moscow, Russia. The 24-year-old Russian is 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall and weighs 88 kg. It’s Gemini, his zodiac sign. If you’re curious, keep reading! Karen Khachanov wed Veronika Shkliaeva when they were both just 19 years old.
About Karen Khachanov:
Khachanov won the European Under-18 Championship for the first time in 2013 during his Junior year. After that, he went on to win silver in doubles at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. He made the transition to professional life in 2013.
Khachanov beat Dean O’Brien, a South African player, in the 2013 Devis Cup. Then, in the following round of the 2014 Europe Davis Cup, he lost against Jerzy Janowicz of Poland. In 2014, he entered the Sony Open thanks to a wild card. The year 2015 marked Khachanov’s breakthrough on the ATP Challenger Tour. As it turned out, he was an unseeded player at that tournament.
Karen Khachanov competed in the 2017 Open Sud de France, Rotterdam Open, Open 13, and Dubai Championships. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to win any of the competitions. Although he fell to Andy Murray at the Halle open that year, he did defeat Tomas Berdych (then ranked 14th) and John Isner (then ranked 22nd). Then in the third round, he was eliminated by Rafael Nadal, a ten-time winner of the French Open.
During the 2018 Open 13, Khachanov won his second ATP championship. To top off the year, he won the Rolex Paris Masters, his first ATP Masters 1000 tournament. After qualifying as an ATP Finals alternate, he became the fifth Russian player to play in a Masters competition. 2019 saw him make his maiden French Open quarterfinals appearance.
The Russian tennis player had a nice year in 2021 after two bad ones. He advanced past the fourth round at Wimbledon. Not only that, but twice in ATP competitions he made it to the semi-finals. He also accomplished the feat of obtaining a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Who Is Karen Khachanov’s Wife Veronika Shkliaeva?
Veronika Shkliaeva is Karen Khachanov’s wife. They’ve been friends forever, having met as kids. Their relationship dates back to 2011 when they first started dating. In 2016, they finally tied the knot. The couple finally had their first child, a son they named David, after three years of marriage.
How Did Karen Khachanov Meet His Wife, Veronika Shkliaeva?
If you ask Khachanov, he did a terrible job of making a decent first impression on Veronika. Veronika called him an idiot after he punched her in the face with his luggage at the airport. But from that point on, the Russian player had a total change of heart and stopped thinking rationally about her.
Veronika and Khachanov both trained at the same tennis club but Veronika paid little attention to tennis while they were friends. The two began dating around this period.
Karen Khachanov is deeply passionate about basketball and football in addition to tennis. Interestingly, had he not gone on to pursue a professional tennis career, he would have become a fantastic basketball player.
Karen Khachanov has won four ATP Tour championships, including one ATP Masters, as of this writing. As a result of his victory over Novak Djokovic in the finals of the 2018 Paris Masters, he surprised the tennis world by ending Djokovic’s 22-match winning run.