Mikhail Kukushkin

Birth Date: 26.12.1987
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Country: Kazakhstan
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 72kg
Plays: Right Handed (two-hands backhand)
Turned Pro: 2006

PERSONAL

Began playing tennis at age six with father Alexander who coached him until age 17…Mother, Tatiana…Has one older sister, Ekaterina...Likes to play on hard courts, best shots are ground strokes and favorite tournament is Kremlin Cup in Moscow…Moved to Kazakhstan in 2008…Has no specific goals in terms of rankings or results but just wants to give his best on the court…Likes movies and reading Russian books…Best friends on the tour are Andrey Golubev and Yuri Schukin…Coached by Anastasia Ulikhina since February 2011...

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010 -- The No. 2 Kazakhstani player (behind Golubev) finished in Top 60 for first time in his career after jumping from No. 132 previous year…He captured his first ATP World Tour title in St. Petersburg (d. Youzhny) and became second player from Kazakhstan to win an ATP title (Golubev won Hamburg in July)…Finished with a personal-high 17 match wins, including a 14-6 record on hard courts…Posted impressive Challenger match record of 32-14 with titles in Braunschweig (d. Daniel) and Penza (d. Kravchuk) and a runner-up in Istanbul…Earned a career-high $281,378.

TITLES

SINGLES (7)
-ATP Tour (1):
  • St. Petersburg Open - St. Petersburg, Russia (2010)
-Challengers (6):
  • Mordovia Cup - Saransk, Russia (2007)
  • Samarkand Challenger - Samarkand, Uzbekistan (2007)
  • Barletta Challenger - Barletta, Italy (2008)
  • Penza Cup - Penza, Russia (2009, 2010)
  • Braunschweig Challenger - Braunschweig, Germany (2010)