Mikhail Kukushkin

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Mikhail Kukushkin
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Kukushkin at the 2019 Wimbledon
Country (sports) Russia (2006–2008)
 Kazakhstan (2008 – )
ResidenceNur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Born (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 32)
Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAnastasia Kukushkina
Prize moneyUS$ 5,807,626
Singles
Career record161–205 (44.0%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 39 (25 February 2019)
Current rankingNo. 91 (16 March 2020)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2012)
French Open2R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017)
Wimbledon4R (2019)
US Open3R (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Doubles
Career record35–68 (34.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 67 (2 March 2020)
Current rankingNo. 67 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2020)
French OpenQF (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2019)
US Open3R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2011, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Kukushkin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Кукушкин; born 26 December 1987) is a Kazakh professional tennis player of Russian descent.

History[edit]

Born in Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, he turned pro in 2006.

In 2009, he came through qualifying to reach the main draw of a Masters Series 1000 tournament for the first time at the Miami Masters. He beat Tommy Haas in the first round, but lost to Dmitry Tursunov in the second round.

In September 2010, during the Davis Cup play-offs, he notably beat Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka. His good form continued, later winning his only ATP World Tour title, as he beat world number 10 player Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the St. Petersburg Open 6–3, 7–6.

In January 2012, Kukushkin became the first player with a Kazakh passport to reach the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, after defeating Guillermo García-López, Viktor Troicki and Gaël Monfils. Later that season, he reached a then career-high singles ranking of World No. 49, just after the quarterfinals at Nice and the second round at the 2012 French Open. At the 2012 Olympics, he lost in the first round of the men's singles to Gilles Simon.[2]

By the end of 2012 he suffered from a bad hip injury and had to go for surgery twice. By August 2013 his ranking had tumbled to number 430. After making his recovery he reached the third round of the 2013 US Open, his best performance in the American Grand Slam, starting from the qualifying draw. In September he found good form again, winning two Challenger Tournaments in Turkey: Izmir and Istanbul. He then reached his second ATP World Tour final in Moscow, at the Kremlin Cup, beating in the semifinals World No. 22 and defending champion Andreas Seppi.

In the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, he reached the 3rd round where he lost in four sets to world number 1 player Rafael Nadal 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 1–6, 1–6. As a result of his run he reached a new career high of world number 48 in July 2014. At the 2014 Kremlin Cup he defeated Fabio Fognini[3] and Mikhail Youzhny[4] to reach semifinals, where he lost to Marin Čilić. At the 2014 Swiss Indoors, he won over world number 4 player Stanislas Wawrinka in first round. At the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters he defeated Kevin Anderson to reach third round, where he fell to world number 1 player Novak Djokovic in three sets.

In the 2015 US Open, Kukushkin defeated 17th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6–3, 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 4–6, 6–4 to reach the third round.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (1–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2010 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 1–1 Oct 2013 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) France Richard Gasquet 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jan 2015 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard Serbia Viktor Troicki 2–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Feb 2019 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 5–7, 6–7(5–7)

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 25 (15–10)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (14–8)
ITF Futures Tour (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–8)
Clay (7–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2006 Russia F2, Moscow Futures Hard (i) Russia Evgeny Kirillov 6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2007 Saransk, Russia Challenger Clay Ukraine Ivan Sergeyev 6–3, 6–1
Win 2–1 Aug 2007 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Italy Manuel Jorquera 6–4, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Aug 2007 Russia F3, Moscow Futures Clay Russia Mikhail Elgin 6–7(5–7), 6–7(5–7)
Win 3–2 Mar 2008 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Serbia Boris Pashanski 6–3, 6–4
Win 4–2 Apr 2008 Russia F1, Moscow Futures Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jan Mertl 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 5–2 Jul 2009 Penza, Russia Challenger Hard Ukraine Illya Marchenko 6–4, 6–2
Win 6–2 Jul 2010 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel 6–2, 3–0 ret.
Win 7–2 Jul 2010 Penza, Russia Challenger Hard Russia Konstantin Kravchuk 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
Loss 7–3 Aug 2010 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard France Adrian Mannarino 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 7–4 Jul 2011 Penza, Russia Challenger Hard Spain Arnau Brugués Davi 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Win 8–4 Jul 2011 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard (i) Ukraine Sergei Bubka 6–3, 6–4
Win 9–4 Jun 2013 Košice, Slovakia Challenger Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Džumhur 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Loss 9–5 Jun 2013 Tanger, Morocco Challenger Clay Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2–6, 1–4 ret.
Loss 9–6 Jul 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard (i) Israel Dudi Sela 7–5, 2–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 10–6 Sep 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Ukraine Illya Marchenko 6–3, 6–3
Win 11–6 Sep 2013 İzmir, Turkey Challenger Hard Republic of Ireland Louk Sorensen 6–1, 6–4
Loss 11–7 Aug 2014 Aptos, USA Challenger Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 6–7(7–9), 4–6
Win 12–7 Aug 2015 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard Russia Evgeny Donskoy 6–2, 6–2
Win 13–7 Jun 2016 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Hungary Márton Fucsovics 6–1, 6–2
Win 14–7 Jun 2016 Moscow, Russia Challenger Clay Canada Steven Diez 6–3, 6–3
Loss 14–8 Mar 2017 Irving, USA Challenger Hard United Kingdom Aljaž Bedene 4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 14–9 Jul 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard Belarus Egor Gerasimov 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 4–6
Win 15–9 Mar 2018 Irving, USA Challenger Hard Italy Matteo Berrettini 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 15–10 Mar 2019 Phoenix, USA Challenger Hard Italy Matteo Berrettini 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2006 Uzbekistan F3, Namangan Futures Hard Ukraine Oleksandr Nedovyesov France Jean-François Bachelot
France Nicolas Tourte
5–7, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2007 Italy F13, Vicenza Futures Clay Italy Riccardo Ghedin Argentina Guillermo Carry
Slovenia Andrej Kračman
7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–2 Jul 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard (i) Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev Italy Claudio Grassi
Italy Riccardo Ghedin
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2019 Marseille Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 10 3–10
French Open A A Q2 Q2 Q2 2R 2R Q2 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 8 4–8
Wimbledon A A Q1 A A 1R 1R A 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 4R NH 0 / 8 8–8
US Open A A A Q3 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 10 10–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 4–4 2–2 3–4 2–4 1–3 4–4 1–3 4–4 0–1 0 / 36 25–36
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R A A 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R P 0 / 7 4–7
Miami Masters A A A 2R A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R P 0 / 9 6–9
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 3R A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 2R P 0 / 3 3–3
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A A Q2 1R 2R 1R P 0 / 3 1–3
Rome Masters A A A A A A Q2 A 2R Q1 2R Q1 Q1 1R P 0 / 3 2–3
Canada Masters A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A Q2 A A A Q1 A A A 2R 0 / 1 0–1
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 1R A A 3R A Q1 A 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A Q1 2R A 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 0–0 5–4 1–3 4–3 2–3 3–5 2–8 0–0 0 / 33 22–33
Career Statistics
Tournaments 0 1 4 6 9 20 14 5 24 23 20 14 21 4 Career total: 165
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 Career total: 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–4 7–7 17–8 10–24 12–15 6–6 16–27 19–24 13–21 13–14 21–22 8–4 1 / 165 150–177
Year-End Ranking 605 218 148 132 59 91 107 67 70 65 89 74 53

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0–7
French Open A A A 3R 1R A 2R 1R A A A QF 6–5
Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 2R A 2R 1R A A A 2R 4–5
US Open A A A 2R 1R A 3R 1R A A A 3–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–3 0–0 4–4 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–1 4–3 13–20

Top 10 wins[edit]

  • He has a 3–34 (.081) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2010
1. Russia Mikhail Youzhny No. 9 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard F 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2014
2. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka No. 4 Swiss Indoors, witzerland Hard 1R 6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3
2018
3. Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov No. 10 Vienna Open, Austria Hard (i) 1R 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
2019
4. Spain Roberto Bautista Agut No. 10 US Open, United States Hard 1R 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "Mikhail Kukushkin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.sofascore.com/kukushkin-fognini/JigsIIg
  4. ^ https://www.sofascore.com/kukushkin-youzhny/wMfsIIg

External links[edit]