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Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov is Liam Hemsworth’s doppelgänger

‘Is that Liam Hemsworth?!’ Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov confuses Australian Open fans as he looks just like the Hunger Games star

Australian Open fans did a double take on Saturday night when they thought Liam Hemsworth was taking on Nick Kyrgios in a third-round match-up. 

But it was Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov, 23, who bears a striking resemblance to handsome Australian actor, 30.   

‘Can we just address the fact that @karenkhachanov looks like the long lost Russian Hemsworth brother?’ one sports fan wrote on Twitter. 

 

'Is that Liam Hemsworth?!' Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov (above) confused Australian Open fans on Saturday due to his striking resemblance to the Hunger Games star

‘Is that Liam Hemsworth?!’ Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov (right) confused Australian Open fans on Saturday because of his striking resemblance to Hunger Games star (left)

Liam’s doppelgänger, who has previously joked about the pairs’ likeness, has been compared to the actor since his rise on the professional circuit in 2013.

The tennis ace has been regularly compared to the Hollywood star over the past month, as he has competed Down Under in both the ATP Cup and Australian Open.  

‘Lowkey looks like he could be a Hemsworth brother’, ‘ Liam’s double!’, ‘kinda looks like he could pass for a Hemsworth brother and I’m kinda diggin it,’ fans swooned.

Another fan asked if he would be trying to meet Liam while Down Under, as another joked: ‘Are you Liam Hemsworth’s long lost twin?’

'I thought that was a Hemsworth at first!' Australian Open fans did a double take on Saturday when they thought Liam was taking on Nick Kyrgios in a third-round match-up. Pictured: Karen

‘I thought that was a Hemsworth at first!’ Australian Open fans did a double take on Saturday when they thought Liam was taking on Nick Kyrgios in a third-round match-up. Pictured: Karen

'Is he related to the Hemsworth bros? Sure looks like one of them!' The tennis ace has been regularly compared to the Hollywood star over the past month, as he has competed Down Under in both the ATP Cup and Australian Open

‘Is he related to the Hemsworth bros? Sure looks like one of them!’ The tennis ace has been regularly compared to the Hollywood star over the past month, as he has competed Down Under in both the ATP Cup and Australian Open

Seeing double! Liam's doppelgänger Karen has been compared to the actor since his rise on the professional circuit in 2013 (Pictured: January 2019, ATP Cup in Sydney)

Seeing double! Liam's doppelgänger Karen has been compared to the actor since 2013 (Pictured: Liam in Los Angeles, 2016)

Seeing double! Liam’s doppelgänger Karen has been compared to the actor since his rise on the professional circuit in 2013 (Pictured: January 2019, ATP Cup in Sydney)

'Yeah I am the 4th brother': Karen has happily played off suggestions that he looks like the Hollywood star in previous years

‘Yeah I am the 4th brother’: Karen has happily played off suggestions that he looks like the Hollywood star in previous years

Following his match against Rafael Nadal at the 2018 US Open, Karen addressed the comparisons by joking that he was the long-lost brother of Chris, Liam and Luke Hemsworth.

‘Yeah I am the 4th brother’, he wrote on Twitter at the time.

In February 2019, Karen also joked about ‘being more than happy to fill in’ for Liam if he needed a stand-in at future movie premieres he couldn’t attend.

Playing it cool: In February 2019, Karen joked about 'being more than happy to fill in' for Liam if he needed a stand-in at future movie premieres he couldn't attend

Playing it cool: In February 2019, Karen joked about ‘being more than happy to fill in’ for Liam if he needed a stand-in at future movie premieres he couldn’t attend

In 2019, he also appeared in a video for Outside The Ball at London’s The Boodles Tennis Challenge where he said Liam was ‘basically myself’.

In the short clip, he imitated the Aussie and tried his hand at his native accent for his own ‘acting audition’.

Liam is yet to publicly acknowledged the comparisons to the tennis star.

No comment: Liam (left) is yet to publicly acknowledged the hilarious comparisons to the tennis star. Pictured with brothers Chris and Luke Hemsworth

No comment: Liam (left) is yet to publicly acknowledged the hilarious comparisons to the tennis star. Pictured with brothers Chris and Luke Hemsworth

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