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Russian tennis star Karen Khachanov has lashed out after being accused of committing a 'hateful act' at the Australian Open.
The 18th seed has written messages of support on TV cameras for Artsakh following his run of victories at Melbourne Park - and the Azerbaijan Tennis Federation is fuming at his conduct.
Khachanov, 26, has been expressing his well-wishes to the people of the Republic of Artsakh, who are enduring a month-long blockade carried out by Azerbaijan.
'I have Armenian roots from my father's side, from my grandfather's side, even from my mum's side - I'm half Armenian,' Khachanov told reporters after his quarter-final win against