In an interview given to VTB Kremlin Cup, Karen Khachanov told he wants to ''concentrate on the work and progress''. The 20-year-old recently won his first ATP title in Chengdu last week after a surprising run which saw him beating Feliciano Lopez, Viktor Troicki and Joao Sousa.
Khachanov, the mover of the week on the ATP Rankings List, made a 44 place jump and is currently 55th-ranked player in the world. The talented player failed to continue his run as he ended on the losing side of the qualifications for the Rolex Masters in Shanghai.
Mischa Zverev was too much for Khachanov as he outgunned him in a three set battle 4-6 6-4 6-4. The young Russian is yet to play one Masters 1000 event in his career. Next up for the Chengdu Open champion should be the upcoming VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow (October 17-23).
When asked what his expectations for the event are, Khachanov replied to ''I am waiting for the end of the season'' and then he talked about the expectations and which results can take place. Also read: Tsonga ahead of the predictions; will play in Shanghai next week
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