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Mikhail Kukushkin

Renaud
05-01-2008, 10:44 AM
Ok, although i have never seen him playing, i think i should create a thread !

He is 20 and he started 2007 as the 604th player in the world
Now, in april 2008 he is about to reach top 100 !
Supreme privilege, he already has his picture on ATPtennis.com. :eek:
http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/10/07/77/31/kuku10.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=156&u=10077731)
In 2007 he won two small challengers in Saransk (Russia) and Samarkand (Uzbekistan), one could think it was just because of easy draws, but he is confirming.
In 2008, he was a semi finalist in Wolsburg and a winner in Barletta. He beat players like Petzschner, Vemic, Hajek, Galvani, Koellerer, Daniel, Gimeno-Traver, Devilder, Pashanski ans this week in Barcelona, Nieminen and Cuevas !!!
If someone has any information about the way he plays, let us know here :wavey:

Nadie
05-01-2008, 02:35 PM
Futures Rus F1 Moscow 2008

http://i28.tinypic.com/i5rp81.jpg

Alien
06-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Futures Rus F1 Moscow 2008


I like Jan's face expression on this one... :cool:

Nadie
10-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Kremlin Cup qualies

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/filekuku1.jpg

Alien
10-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Look! It's last direct acceptance there!

Henry Chinaski
10-23-2008, 01:34 AM
If someone has any information about the way he plays, let us know here :wavey:

"He plays typical Russian tennis with a lot of risks" according to Ivan Ljubicic before their match in Umag.

I haven't seen him play either

Enja
10-23-2008, 04:27 PM
from Moscow
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Kukushkin/1_2.JPG

the others in the site
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Kukushkin.html

Ivanatis
02-26-2009, 04:39 PM
he reached the QF in Besancon challenger:D
first good result from him in 2009

Ivanatis
02-27-2009, 05:49 PM
Ret. S. Bohli 4 0

M. Kukushkin 6 1

two more please:)

Ivanatis
03-03-2009, 11:25 PM
lost the semi to eventual Besancon champion Vliegen
but good start in Bergamo this week:D
Fin. P-L. Duclos 3 2

M. Kukushkin 6 6

Ivanatis
03-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Fin. M. Kukushkin 5 6 6

D. Brands 7 2 4

another QF :yeah: hopefully more

Ivanatis
03-06-2009, 04:23 PM
a straight set victory over Crugnola and hopefully he can make the final tomorrow

Ivanatis
03-08-2009, 08:46 AM
lost to Rosol 6-7 1-6
a bit disappointing, but still a good week

Ivanatis
03-23-2009, 04:36 PM
QQ defeated Lapentti 6-3 6-3 in 1st quali round Miami. :yeah:

one more win for the main draw

Ivanatis
03-24-2009, 07:36 PM
6-4 6-2 vs. fellow Kazakh acquisition Golubev and he's in the main draw:D

Ivanatis
03-25-2009, 07:27 AM
Haas in round 1 davai

Ivanatis
03-25-2009, 09:16 PM
6-4 6-4 :woohoo:
next Tursunov

very solid serving as well, Haas had only one BP (and converted it)

Ivanatis
04-18-2009, 11:32 AM
solid start into Barcelona quali:

Fin. M. Kukushkin 7 6

A. Golubev 6 4

he has lots of points to defend here :scared:

Ivanatis
04-19-2009, 09:56 AM
Mischa and Andujar about to start
davai :rocker2:

Ivanatis
04-19-2009, 10:16 PM
threeset-win and another Spaniard in round 1, qualifier Pere Riba, winnable, but then Ferru :scared:

Ivanatis
04-21-2009, 06:31 PM
straight sets win over Riba :)

and he just took a set from Ferrer, now trailing with a break in set 3 though:(

Ivanatis
05-03-2009, 11:35 AM
qq in Estoril quali:

M. Kukushkin
A. Arnaboldi

Ivanatis
05-03-2009, 01:06 PM
after yesterday's 6-4 6-2 over Cermak again a shaky start, but finally a solid 6-4 and 6-1 victory

Martin-Adalia or Yani for the main draw, where his 1st round opponent would be either Ferrero, Greul, Monaco or Montanes

rica87
05-03-2009, 02:03 PM
some pics from Barcelona last week. :)
it was the first time that I saw him and he seemed like a really nice guy!

Ivanatis
05-04-2009, 12:52 PM
another fan and even from Germany:eek:
Rica:wavey:

he won 6-3 and 7-5 over Yani (after trailing 1-5 in set 2) and is qualified
needs to step it up for the main draw though

Ivanatis
05-04-2009, 08:40 PM
good luck vs. Ferrero :)

Ivanatis
05-09-2009, 09:11 PM
Madrid quali

Fin. M. Kukushkin 2 3

E. Korolev 6 6
:(

Ivanatis
05-19-2009, 11:06 AM
RG quali

14:30 V. Estrella

M. Kukushkin

Ivanatis
05-19-2009, 06:26 PM
Fin. V. Estrella 5 4

M. Kukushkin 7 6

not too convincing though

Ivanatis
05-21-2009, 07:34 AM
Fognini will be a real test :scared:

Renaud
05-21-2009, 07:59 AM
Probably the most interesting match of the day.

Ivanatis
06-23-2009, 08:40 PM
Reggio Emilia Challenger

Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 6

G. Hormazabal 3 4

Ivanatis
06-25-2009, 07:30 PM
Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 2

M. Daniel 7 6

:(not a shame though

Ivanatis
07-22-2009, 03:40 PM
he made the QF in Penza challenger

Ivanatis
07-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Fin. M. Middelkoop 0 6

M. Kukushkin 6 7

:yeah:
semi vs Cervantes, davai kuku

Ivanatis
07-24-2009, 01:16 PM
Fin. I. Cervantes 5 0

M. Kukushkin 7 6

another bagel:cool:
good luck vs. Marchenko in the final

Ivanatis
07-25-2009, 04:03 PM
I know nobody cares :lol:

BUT

HE WON :woohoo:

Ivanatis
08-10-2009, 10:33 PM
Istanbul challenger

Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 6

M. Gawron 4 3


davai :)

stzenit
08-11-2009, 09:03 AM
seen him play a few times hes pretty talented hope all goes well in his career :)

Ivanatis
08-12-2009, 02:58 PM
could have been easier for sure, but another challenger QF for him :) hopefully more

Mikhail KUKUSHKIN def. [Q] Frederik NIELSEN 1-6 6-4 6-3

Ivanatis
08-27-2009, 08:09 AM
he grabbed a pretty easy victory over American Fleishman in round 1 and what is as well in his favour is that Mahut, a possible final qualification round opponent, still hasn't found his form and lost

Ivanatis
08-28-2009, 09:35 AM
defeats Harel Levy in QR2
Gio Lapentti for the main draw, good luck

Baghdatis#1
08-30-2009, 12:12 AM
I was there for QR2. He was really good;)

Ivanatis
08-30-2009, 09:17 AM
no chance vs. Gio Lapentti, choker:o

drf716
09-01-2009, 10:17 AM
i hope there'll be a safin and kafelnikov russian

Ivanatis
09-27-2009, 08:28 PM
he qualified for Kuala Lumpur and will play Karol Beck in round 1

Ivanatis
09-29-2009, 03:47 PM
he began so well, but then lost it:(

Ivanatis
10-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Kremlin Cup quali

M. Kukushkin

P. Chekhov

Ivanatis
10-18-2009, 06:22 PM
defeats Chekhov and Vovk

against Sergeyev for the main draw

Ivanatis
10-19-2009, 04:33 PM
Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 6

I. Sergeyev 3 4

main draw :)

Junkyard Racket
10-20-2009, 01:27 PM
Kukushkin won his first round match against Fabio Fognini 6-4 5-7 6-4. :yeah:

Ivanatis
10-20-2009, 06:33 PM
hell yeah :woohoo:

Ivanatis
10-22-2009, 10:26 AM
Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 6

W. Odesnik 3 4

Cuevas in the QF, really a good chance to make the semis

Renaud
10-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Davai Kazakhstan !!

Russian elephant
10-22-2009, 09:54 PM
Great tournament for Kuku!

Photo taken at his match in quali

Ivanatis
10-23-2009, 02:28 PM
he did it :woohoo:

very close though

Junkyard Racket
10-23-2009, 10:43 PM
he did it :woohoo:

very close though

Great run for Kukushkin. :clap2: Tough one next against Youzhny.

Ivanatis
10-24-2009, 06:01 PM
Fin. M. Youzhny 6 6

M. Kukushkin 2 1

no chance here, but nonetheless a great week

Ivanatis
10-26-2009, 08:22 AM
Petersburg R1 vs. Elgin

Ivanatis
10-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Fin. M. Elgin 6 6

M. Kukushkin 3 3
:(

Ivanatis
11-03-2009, 04:12 PM
Astana challenger

Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 6

P-L. Duclos 4 3

Ivanatis
11-04-2009, 05:43 PM
Fin. M. Kukushkin 7 6

R. Sluiter 5 4

keep going Kuku

Ivanatis
11-05-2009, 11:16 AM
lost to qualifier Kravchuk:rolleyes:

Ivanatis
01-03-2010, 03:25 PM
Tosic in Qatar quali, easy win hopefully

edit:
Fin. M. Kukushkin 6 6

G. Tosic 4 1

Ivanatis
01-04-2010, 02:30 PM
2 and 4 over Koubek and he's through:)

Ivanatis
01-04-2010, 10:18 PM
vs. Davydenko:help:
only chance he has is if Davydenko's still not yet healthy

Ivanatis
01-06-2010, 02:31 PM
received a bad thrashing here:rolleyes:

Ivanatis
01-24-2010, 09:55 PM
He's in Heilbronn. Ancic in round 1

Ivanatis
01-27-2010, 12:02 AM
QQ won in 3.:) I assume Ancic was still a bit rusty.

drf716
01-27-2010, 07:03 AM
mikhail is from kazakhstan/ why are the russians turning into kazaks???

Ivanatis
01-28-2010, 05:56 PM
money money money ;)

M. Kukushkin 6 6

S. Bohli 2 4

davai:rocker2:

Ivanatis
01-29-2010, 05:23 PM
M. Kukushkin 4 3

O. Dolgopolov Jr 6 6

Misha:o

Ivanatis
02-01-2010, 01:20 AM
Zagreb

M. Kukushkin - M. Zverev

Ivanatis
02-02-2010, 07:25 AM
6-4 6-3 for Cuckoo:yeah:

Ivanatis
02-03-2010, 09:01 PM
M. Kukushkin 5 5
V. Troicki 7 7

choker:(

Ivanatis
02-07-2010, 08:31 AM
challenger time again
vs. Austrian Fischer in Bergamo round 1

Ivanatis
02-09-2010, 08:49 PM
two close sets, but he won:)

Ivanatis
02-11-2010, 08:27 PM
6-7 6-7 to Muller:sad:

Ivanatis
02-14-2010, 12:40 AM
Muller is in the final, maybe Kuku would be there too:shrug:

anyway, next week Belgrade

Somdev Devvarman IND [8] vs. Filip Krajinovic SRB [WC]
Julian Reister GER vs. Alex Bogdanovic GBR
Dieter Kindlmann GER vs. Raemon Sluiter NED
Michal Przysiezny POL vs. Mikhail Kukushkin KAZ [3]

Ivanatis
02-16-2010, 01:33 PM
1st round exit:rolleyes:

Ivanatis
07-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Kuku won Braunschweig challenger and he's back to the Top100.:)

Ivanatis
07-26-2010, 11:04 PM
won a challenger last week, what a week for Kazakh tennis:worship:

Ivanatis
07-31-2010, 01:34 AM
not another challenger victory in Saransk unfortunately, lost to a guy I've never heard of before

Ivanatis
10-29-2010, 03:24 PM
semis in St. Petersburg:yeah:

Ivanatis
10-31-2010, 04:25 PM
took the first set in the final against Youzhny:D
davai Kuku:rocker2: would be his biggest victory

congrats:woohoo:

J99
11-16-2012, 08:02 AM
No posts here in 2 years.... Anyhow, what's his injury and when is he supposed to be back?

duong
11-16-2012, 11:11 AM
No posts here in 2 years.... Anyhow, what's his injury and when is he supposed to be back?

he had planned a hip-surgery just after the Davis cup play-off where he managed to keep Kazakhstan in the world-group against Uzbekistan on clay.

He had the surgery in mid-september, don't know how long it needs to recover.

duong
12-15-2012, 04:01 PM
Kuku is already out from Doha, maybe not ready for the beginning of the year yet.