Khachanov has played five match points and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup

Khachanov has played five match points and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup

In the second round of the tournament in Moscow, the Russian tennis player in three sets defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany. His next opponent will be Italian Andreas Seppi

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Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov in the second round of the tournament of series ATP World Tour 250 Moscow defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber with a score of 3:6, 6:3, 7:6 (9:7). The prize Fund of the tournament is $922 thousand

The meeting between Hazanovym and Kohlschreiber lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes. During this time, the Russian tennis player has played eight aces and made nine double faults and converted two break-points out of four, losing two of their submission.

In the first set, Kohlschreiber made a break in the sixth game and held the advantage until the end of the party. In the second Khachanov led 4:1 and further equalized in sets.

In the third and decisive game of the German tennis player made a break in the eighth game and with the score 5:3 was fed to win. Russians played two match points in the ninth game and another in the 12th.

In the tiebreak Khachanov led 5:2, but conceded four goals in a row. After this, the Russians played two more match points, but in the end took three points in a row.

For Hechanova match against Kohlschreiber was the starter at the Kremlin Cup. The first round, he missed on the rights of the second seed. In the quarterfinals, the Russians will play against the Italian Andreas Seppi, who defeated Roberto Carballes Baena from Spain (5:7, 6:1, 6:3).

In early October Khachanov reached the semifinals at the ATP World Tour 500 in Beijing. In Beijing he lost to the Austrian Dominic Tim, who later became the winner of the competition. Last week Khachanov in the third round of the tournament series «masters» in Shanghai lost to Fabio Fognini from Italy.

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