Mikhail Kukushkin Country (sports) Russia (2006–2008) Kazakhstan (2008 – ) Residence Astana, Kazakhstan Born 26 December 1987 Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Turned pro 2006 Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Coach Anastasia Kukushkina Prize money $4,630,177 Singles Career record 150–177 (45.87%) Career titles 1 Highest ranking No. 39 (25 February 2019) Current ranking No. 43 (4 March 2019)  Grand Slam Singles results Australian Open 4R ( 2012) French Open 2R ( 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017) Wimbledon 3R ( 2014) US Open 3R ( 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018) Doubles Career record 24–58 (29.27%) Career titles 0 Highest ranking No. 114 (27 February 2012) Current ranking No. 450 (11 February 2019) Grand Slam Doubles results Australian Open 1R ( 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) French Open 3R ( 2011) Wimbledon 2R ( 2011, 2012, 2014) US Open 3R ( 2014) Team competitions Davis Cup QF ( 2011, 2013, 2014) Last updated on: 23 February 2019.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Kukushkin (Russian: Михаил Александрович Кукушкин; born 26 December 1987) is a Kazakhstani professional tennis player of Russian descent.
History [ edit ]
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 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.
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.
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 and  Mikhail Youzhny 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.
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 ]
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
Finals by setting
Performance timelines [ edit ]
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.
Doubles performance timeline [ edit ]
Wins over Top 10 players wins per season [ edit ]
He has a 3–34 (.081) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Wins over Top 10 Players per season [ edit ]
St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia
6–3, 7–6 (7–2)
Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland
6–4, 6–7 (1–7), 6–3
Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]