Russian tennis player robbed in Germany: media — RT Sport News

Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov robbed in Germany

Russian tennis star Karen Khachanov was assaulted while playing a tournament in Hamburg, according to Russian media citing a local source.

The former number eight in the world is currently contesting the Hamburg European Open in the German city, where he will face Italian Fabio Fognini this Thursday in the round of 16. Khachanov defeated local player Jan-Lennard Struff in three sets on Monday, but has had some bad news between their matches.

According to the source quoted by RIA Novosti, Khachanov’s hotel room was robbed and everything was taken, including the contents of the safe.

“Karen is playing in a tournament in Hamburg this week, he has improved her game, he feels great, but an extremely unpleasant event happened on Thursday.” the source explained.

“Karen’s room was robbed, [and] everything was even taken out of the safe. Now the special services are taking steps to identify the thieves,” it was added.

Khachanov, 26, may look to recoup some of his reported losses through a deep run in Hamburg, where the prize pool is 1.7 million euros ($1.8 million).

This is a significant increase of almost 72% compared to last year, and other Russians taking part in the tournament include Aslan Karatsev and Andrey Rublev, with world number one Daniil Medvedev absent.

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