Russia’s Karen Khachanov reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday as he twice fought back from a break down in the final set to move past NextGenATP star Sebastian Korda 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.
The 25th seed, who hit 45 winners and 19 aces against the American, had led by two-sets-to-one and a break in the fourth set before coming through in five.
There were 13 breaks exchanged in the final set, with Khachanov failing to serve out twice before finally recording victory in three hours and 51 minutes.
Khachanov was joined by fellow Russians Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev in the fourth round at SW19.
If Medvedev or Rublev also advance on Monday, multiple Russian men will reach the quarter-finals at The Championships for the first time in the Open Era.You May Also Like: Djokovic & Federer Dive Into Manic Monday With Experience On Their Side Khachanov reached the semi-finals at the Great Ocean Road Open in Melbourne and the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon (l. to Norrie) this year.
The 25-year-old will next face either eighth-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut or Canadian Denis Shapovalov. Korda made a fast start, racing to a 4-1 lead as he pulled the Russian from side to side.—AFP