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Karen Khachanov’s wife and coaches revealed ahead of Rafael Nadal match at Australian Open

Joshua Rogers January 21, 2022
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The 28th seed at the 2022 Australian Open faces Rafael Nadal in the third round. Ahead of the match on Rod Laver Arena, we reveal more about Karen Khachanov’s wife, Veronica Schkliaeva, and his coaches.

The Russian is into the third round at the 2022 Australian Open and faces a huge challenge in Rafael Nadal. Khachanov beat American Denis Kudla in the first round before despatching Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets in the second round.

Ahead of his match against the legendary Spaniard, we take a look at Karen Khachanov’s wife and coaches.

Karen Khachanov’s wife Veronica Schkliaeva

Karen Khachanov’s wife is Veronica Schkliaeva, who he has known since he was a little boy. Their story is cute as Karen met Veronica at an airport when they were kids. They started dating in 2011 and even trained together at the same tennis club when they were teenagers.

They have been childhood sweethearts since and married in April 2016. The couple have one child, son David, who was born on 14 September 2019.

On his social media posts, Khachanov often refers to David as Khachanov Jr and has shared lots of adorable pictures.

Who are Karen Khachanov’s coaches?

Karen Khachanov has two main coaches in his team, Fredrik Rosengren and Vedran Martic. Rosengren is from Sweden and started his coaching career in 1998. He has coached Swedish stars such as Robin Soderling and was Sweden’s Davis Cup captain between 2012 and 2017

Croation Vedran Martic, on the other hand, coached former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic between 1996 and 2000. He has been with Karen during his four ATP singles titles, including the 2018 Paris Masters. He is also the coach of countryman and 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.