By Chris Oddo/ Wednesday, October 14, 2013
17-year-old Russian wild card Karen Khachanov upset Janko Tipsarevic in Moscow Wednesday, while Jerzy Janowicz won in Stockholm.
Photo Source: Kremlin Cup
17-year-old Karen Khachanov of Russia continued a run of head-turning play at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Wednesday, defeating former champion and third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic, 6-4, 6-4.
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Khachanov, a wild card in the draw, had defeated Spain's Albert Ramos in the first round. The world No. 808 served seven aces and saved six of nine break points against Ramos, but today against Tipsarevic the 6-foot-6 Moscow resident served 14 aces and did not face a break point all match.
"After the match I asked him if he remembered me because two years ago I was his hitting partner and he won the tournament that year. Janko did remember and congratulated me on my game," the 17-year-old said.
Khachanov is the youngest ATP quarterfinalist of 2013, and will await the winner of Thursday's Ivo Karlovic-Denis Istomin match to see who his next opponent is.
In four matches in Russia this fall, Khachanov has already notched three top 100 wins. He took out Victor Hanescu in St. Petersburg in September before falling to Lukas Rosol.
The Russian played the junior events in all four Grand Slams this season, reaching the round of 16 at Roland Garros for his best performance.
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Just over a month after having to pull out of a Davis Cup tie with a herniated disc in his back, Poland's Jerzy Janowicz is back in action. The world No. 15 made short work of Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-2, 6-1 in 58 minutes. Janowicz will face either Ernests Gulbis or Igor Sijsling in the quarterfinals.