Esquire Middle East
“When I’m in form, I feel like an eagle flying to catch its prey,” says Khachanov. “When my confidence is high and it feels like I cannot miss.” Troubling words for the Russian’s opponents at the start of the new tennis season, especially despite having already established himself as one of the world’s top ten men’s players, he continues to strive for more. “Every day I train for at least five hours to try give myself an edge over my opponents,” he says. It’s a tactic that has seen him win four ATP singles titles, including the 2018 Paris Masters, reach the French Open (2019) and Wimbledon (2021) quarterfinals, and win an Olympic silver medal in Tokyo. Young, ambitious and likeable, the tennis star understands the importance of taking care of himself off the court too. “I’m a tall person, so driving the Cadillac Escalade, with all the luxury and comfort it offers, fits me very well. It’s the perfect vehicle for me,” he says like a man who knows what he wants because for both Khachanov and Cadillac, success isn’t just about where you’re going—it’s also about how you get there.