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Vienna Open: 5 players to watch out for

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Modified 21 Oct 2019, 03:13 IST
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#2 Karen Khachanov

2019 China Open - Day 8 (Semi Finals)
2019 China Open - Day 8 (Semi Finals)

Karen Khachanov is another special talent who is likely to make it big in the future.

The Russian won the Open 13 in Marseille in February last year by beating Lucas Pouille of France in the final. He followed that up with wins at the Kremlin Cup and the Paris Masters, and this year he even reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

However, his form has fallen away since then, and Khachanov would be hoping that doing well at the Erste Bank Open will give him a much-required boost for his title defense in Paris next month.

Khachanov is known to produce power-packed groundstrokes, which can push any opponent behind the baseline. He can also cover a lot of ground with his nimble feet, despite being 6'6" tall.

Khachanov will look to take advantage of the quick surface in Vienna and smother his opponents with his booming serve and forehand.

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Published 21 Oct 2019, 03:13 IST
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