Mikhail Kukushkin

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Mikhail Kukushkin
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Country  Kazakhstan
Residence Astana, Kazakhstan
Born (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 27)
Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,373,801
Career record 64-84 (43.24%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 48 (21 July 2014)
Current ranking No. 84 (20 October 2014)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2012)
French Open 2R (2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 3R (2013)
Career record 13–22
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 114 (27 February 2012)
Current ranking No. 486 (26 August 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2011, 2012)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2011, 2012, 2014)
US Open 3R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2011, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 26 August 2013.

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


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 reaching and winning his only ATP World Tour title, as he beat Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the St. Petersburg Open 6–3, 7–6.

In January 2012, Kukushkin became the first player with Kazakh passport to reach the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open. Later that season, he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 49, just after the quarterfinals at Nice and the second round at the 2012 French Open.

By the end of 2012 he suffered from a bad hip injury and had to go under surgery two times. As of August 2013 he was ranked number 430. After 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 a very 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 4 sets to World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 7-6, 1-6, 1-6, 1-6.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

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 (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 31 October 2010 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Youzhny 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 1. 20 October 2013 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) France Richard Gasquet 6–4, 4–6, 4–6

Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open A A 1R 4R 1R 1R 3–4
France French Open Q2 Q2 2R 2R Q2 2R 3–3
United Kingdom Wimbledon A A 1R 1R A 3R 2–3
United States US Open Q3 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–4 4–4 2–2 3–4 11–15
ATP Masters Series
United States Indian Wells Masters A A 1R A A 3R 2–2
United States Miami Masters 2R A 2R 1R A 1R 2–4
Monaco Monte Carlo Masters A A Q1 3R A Q1 2–1
Italy Rome Masters A A A Q2 A 2R 1–1
Spain Madrid Masters A A A A A A 0–0
Canada Canada Masters A A A 2R A A 1–1
United States Cincinnati Masters A A Q2 A A A 0–0
China Shanghai Masters A A 1R A A 3R 2–2
France Paris Masters A A A A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 0–0 5–4 10–11
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2
Year-End Ranking 132 59 91 107 67 70

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open A A A 1R 1R A 1R 0–3
France French Open A A A 3R 1R A 2R 3–3
United Kingdom Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 2R A 2R 3–3
United States US Open A A A 2R 1R A 3R 3–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 1–3 0–0 4–4 9–11


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