Karen Khachanov Bio


  • Nickname is “Djan”
  • Started playing tennis at age 3 at kindergarten when his parents put him into the tennis group
  • Father, Abgar, played volleyball to a very high level before studying medicine; mother, Natalia, also studied medicine; sister, Margarita; brother, Georgiy
  • Attended Sozvezdie school in Moscow, about to start at the University of Physical Education in Moscow
  • Favourite surface is slow indoor hard and clay
  • Favourite shot is serve
  • Idols growing up were Marat Safin and Juan Martin del Potro
  • Hobbies include basketball, football, listening to music (hip-hop) and hanging out with friends
  • Favourite sports teams are Real Madrid (football), Miami Heat (basketball)
  • If he wasn’t a tennis player he would like to be a basketball player or a sports manager/agent
  • Currently trains in Barcelona
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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