Last Updated on February 1, 2019
The Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov in the framework of the program “Melting Ice”, which is being released on the TV channel “Match TV”, told about himself.
– I’m a little superstitious, quite a bit. In the locker room, for example, I choose a locker with my favorite number. If he is busy? I sit down (laughs). I choose the second favorite number. If he is busy? Nothing wrong.
– I made certain conclusions in this regard. If you look at the top players, it is noticeable that they are holding back their emotions. Probably, I showed them too much.
About preparing for matches
– The main thing is to have a good breakfast. If the match is in the evening? Then the main thing is to have a good breakfast, lunch and perhaps dinner. I have no rituals in preparation. But in the evenings play harder. You need to do something all day, but not exhausted and relax. Spend some time in the room. I read, I look … Then I go to the court and warm up.
– If he has no injuries, and he continues to win, why should he finish? When he is dissatisfied with himself, and many young people will begin to beat him, I hope, it will be a completely different question. A similar story with other tops. In my opinion, a lot depends on when young tennis players start to consistently win them. God forbid, it will be soon.
-Parents under the age of 14 paid for everything in tennis for me. Then my uncle said that he would sponsor me if I entered the Top 3 in Russia. And from 13 years old and up to 2016, he sponsored everything, helped. Everyone knows that tennis is an expensive sport. I am grateful to my uncle. Now I am self-sufficient, let’s say. We had an agreement in words, and I returned everything until the end of 2016. Thanks to him for his help, without him it would be difficult to get out.
– It is necessary to continue in the same spirit. The main thing is to play stably at big tournaments. Pass, win. Just getting better, both player and human. If there is work – the results will come. I do not like all these numbers in the rating, such as “I want to finish the year in fifth.” I want to finish first – if this is global. More “close” goals are to play consistently at major tournaments.