Mikhail Kukushkin

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Aleksandrovich and the family name is Kukushkin.
Mikhail Kukushkin
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Kukushkin at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports)  Russia (2006 – 2008)
 Kazakhstan (2008 – )
Residence Astana, Kazakhstan
Born (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 29)
Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,741,457
Singles
Career record 92–119
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 46 (5 October 2015)
Current ranking No. 76 (20 March 2017)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2012)
French Open 2R (2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 3R (2013, 2015)
Doubles
Career record 19–44
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 114 (27 February 2012)
Current ranking No. 420 (6 February 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2011, 2012, 2014)
US Open 3R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2011, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 1 February 2016.

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

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 reaching and 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 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.

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. Aty the 2014 Kremlin Cup he defeated Mikhail Youzhny to reach semifinals, where he lost to Marin Čilić. Fabio Fognini and 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: 3 (1–2)[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 (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament 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
Runner-up 2. 17 January 2015 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard Serbia Viktor Troicki 2–6, 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3–6
French Open Q2 Q2 2R 2R Q2 2R 1R 1R 3–5
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R A 3R 1R 2R 3–5
US Open Q3 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 5–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–4 4–4 2–2 3–4 2–4 1–4 14–23
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A 1R A A 3R 1R 2R 3–4
Miami Masters 2R A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 3R 5–6
Monte-Carlo Masters A A Q1 3R A Q1 1R Q1 2–2
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A Q2 0–0
Rome Masters A A A Q2 A 2R Q1 2R 2–2
Canada Masters A A A 2R A A A A 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A Q2 A A A Q1 A 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A 1R A A 3R A 2–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 0–0 5–4 1–3 4–3 15–17
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–3
Year-End Ranking 132 59 91 107 67 70 65

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R A 1R 0–3
French Open A A A 3R 1R A 2R 3–3
Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 2R A 2R 3–3
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

Top 10 wins per season[edit]

Season 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Wins 1 0 0 0 1 0

Wins over Top 10s per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2010
1. Russia Mikhail Youzhny 9 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard F 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2014
2. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 4 Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Hard 1R 6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3

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