Karen Khachanov

Karen Khachanov Breaks into ATP Top-10 for First Time Ever

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PARIS (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Russian-Armenian tennis player Karen Khachanov has for the first time broken into the Top 10 of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.

Khachanov, 22, enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season in 2018, climbing to world No 11 – having started the season ranked 45th – and winning the biggest title of his career at the Paris Masters in November.

The Russian number-1’s success in the French capital, where he defeated four top-10 players including top seed Novak Djokovic in the final, was his third title of the year following wins at the Marseille Open and Kremlin Cup.

Khachanov won his first match as a Top-10 player on Monday, June 17, at the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. The 2017 semi-finalist eliminated Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6(5), 6-4 to reach the second round at the ATP 500 event in Germany.

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