From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Definitely pent subject material, be thankful in support of picky facts . afddeedacakkcdeg Template:Eastern Slavic name Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox tennis biography Mikhail Aleksandrovich Kukushkin (Template:Lang-ru Template:Transl, born 26 December 1987) is a professional Kazakhstani tennis player of Russian origin.
In 2009, he came through qualifying to reach the main draw of a Masters Series 1000 tournament for the first time at the Miami Masters. He beat Tommy Haas in the first round, but lost to Dmitry Tursunov in the second round.
In September 2010, during the Davis Cup play-offs, he notably beat Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka. His good form continued, later reaching and winning his only ATP World Tour title, as he beat world number 10 player Mikhail Youzhny in the final of the St. Petersburg Open 6–3, 7–6.
In January 2012, Kukushkin became the first player with Kazakh passport to reach the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, after defeating Guillermo García-López, Viktor Troicki and Gaël Monfils. Later that season, he reached a then career-high singles ranking of World No. 49, just after the quarterfinals at Nice and the second round at the 2012 French Open.
By the end of 2012 he suffered from a bad hip injury and had to go for surgery twice. By August 2013 his ranking had tumbled to number 430. After making his recovery he reached the third round of the 2013 US Open, his best performance in the American Grand Slam, starting from the qualifying draw. In September he found good form again, winning two Challenger Tournaments in Turkey: Izmir and Istanbul. He then reached his second ATP World Tour final in Moscow, at the Kremlin Cup, beating in the semifinals World No. 22 and defending champion Andreas Seppi.
In the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, he reached the 3rd round where he lost in four sets to world number 1 player Rafael Nadal 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 1–6, 1–6. As a result of his run he reached a new career high of world number 48 in July 2014. Aty the 2014 Kremlin Cup he defeated Mikhail Youzhny to reach semifinals, where he lost to Marin Čilić. Fabio Fognini and At the 2014 Swiss Indoors, he won over world number 4 player Stanislas Wawrinka in first round. At the 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters he defeated Kevin Anderson to reach third round, where he fell to world number 1 player Novak Djokovic in three sets.
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (1–2)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)|
|ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)|
|Winner||1.||31 October 2010||St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia||Hard (i)||Template:Flagicon Mikhail Youzhny||6–3, 7–6(7–2)|
|Runner-up||1.||20 October 2013||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Template:Flagicon Richard Gasquet||6–4, 4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||17 January 2015||Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia||Hard||Template:Flagicon Viktor Troicki||2–6, 3–6|
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||1R||A||A||3R||1R||2R||2R||4–5|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Top 10 wins per season
Wins over Top 10s per season
|1.||Template:Flagicon Mikhail Youzhny||9||St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia||Hard||F||6–3, 7–6(7–2)|
|2.||Template:Flagicon Stanislas Wawrinka||4||Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland||Hard||1R||6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3|