Evgeny Donskoy

Evgeny Evgenyevich Donskoy (Russian: Евге́ний Евге́ньевич Донско́й; born 9 May 1990) is a Russian tennis player playing on the regular ATP tour. He was born and currently resides in Moscow, Russia. Donskoy was mentored by former player and two-time Grand Slam champion Marat Safin.[1] In December 2014, Donskoy decided to join the team of Boris Sobkin, coach of Mikhail Youzhny.[2]

Evgeny Donskoy
Евгений Донской
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Evgeny Donskoy at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 30)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachBoris Sobkin
Prize moneyUS$2,927,231
Singles
Career record53–109 (32.7%)
Career titles0
12 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 65 (8 July 2013)
Current rankingNo. 115 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2013)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon1R (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2016)
Doubles
Career record16–30 (34.8%)
Career titles0
2 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 161 (5 November 2012)
Current rankingNo. 973 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
Team competitions
Davis Cup5–6
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

CareerEdit

His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 65, achieved in July 2013, after winning five Challenger events throughout the previous year. His favourite surface is hard courts.

In 2010, Donskoy played doubles with the British player Morgan Phillips at the Seville Challenger, losing in the first round.[3]

By 2013, Marat Safin had built a coaching team for Donskoy that included Morgan Phillips.[4][5]

Donskoy entered 2013 Australian Open's main draw for the first time, reaching the third round and defeating 23rd seed Mikhail Youzhny en route. He also pushed Andy Murray to three sets in the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event.[6][7] Consequently, Donskoy made his Davis Cup debut in Europe/Africa Zone Group I match against Great Britain in Coventry. Donskoy won the first rubber against James Ward, 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2, 8–6, to help give Russia a 2–0 lead heading into the doubles rubber the following day. Great Britain won the doubles rubber, where Ward opened the day. Ward defeated Dmitry Tursunov, 6–4, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4, to level the tie. Dan Evans ranked 325 would eventually complete a turnaround, with a straight sets victory over world no. 80 Donskoy.[8]

Also for the first time, Donskoy entered the French Open's main draw, beating Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round.

At the 2013 TOPSHELF Open held in 's-Hertogenbosch, he took out third seed John Isner in the first round and beat Robin Haase in the second to reach his first ATP Tour quarterfinals.

In 2016, Donskoy debuted at the Summer Olympics. He defeated 7th seed David Ferrer in the second round, but then lost to Steve Johnson in the third.

In 2017, Donskoy beat Australian Open champion Roger Federer in the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships, having saved three match points in the second set, trailing 5–2 in the final set and down 5–1 in the final set tie-breaker. This was Donskoy's first career win over a top-ten player.[9][10]

Style of playEdit

He has very powerful, flat groundstrokes, especially his forehand, which can produce spectacular points but also a lot of unforced errors.[11]

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (14–10)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (12–9)
ITF Futures Tour (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–8)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2008 Ukraine F3, Illichevsk Futures Clay   Denys Molchanov 6–7(10–12), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 1–1 Mar 2010 Kazakhstan F1, Astana Futures Hard (i)   Alexander Kudryavtsev 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Feb 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Challenger Clay   Alessio di Mauro 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win 3–1 Mar 2011 Spain F7, Sabadell Futures Clay   Simone Vagnozzi 7–5, 7–5
Loss 3–2 Jul 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Lukáš Rosol 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Win 4–2 Feb 2012 Meknes, Morocco Challenger Clay   Adrian Ungur 6–1, 6–3
Loss 4–3 Jul 2012 Penza, Russia Challenger Hard   Illya Marchenko 5–7, 3–6
Win 5–3 Jul 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard   Marsel İlhan 6–3, 6–4
Win 6–3 Aug 2012 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard   Albano Olivetti 6–1, 7–6(13–11)
Win 7–3 Nov 2012 Loughborough, Great Britain Challenger Hard (i)   Jan-Lennard Struff 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Win 8–3 Nov 2012 Tyumen, Russia Challenger Hard (i)   Illya Marchenko 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–2
Loss 8–4 Feb 2014 Kolkata, India Challenger Hard   Ilija Bozoljac 1–6, 1–6
Loss 8–5 May 2015 Karshi, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Teymuraz Gabashvili 2–5 ret.
Loss 8–6 Aug 2015 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard   Mikhail Kukushkin 2–6, 2–6
Win 9–6 Aug 2015 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard   Marco Chiudinelli 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Loss 9–7 Oct 2015 Pune, India Challenger Hard   Yuki Bhambri 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 10–7 Apr 2016 Ra'anana, Israel Challenger Hard   Ričardas Berankis 6–4, 6–4
Win 11–7 Jul 2016 Astana, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard   Konstantin Kravchuk 6–3, 6–3
Win 12–7 Mar 2017 Zhuhai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Thomas Fabbiano 6–3, 6–4
Loss 12–8 Aug 2017 Chengdu, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Lu Yen-hsun 3–6, 4–6
Win 13–8 Oct 2017 Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei Challenger Hard   Marius Copil 7–6(7–0), 7–5
Loss 13–9 Jun 2019 Nottingham, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Daniel Evans 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Win 14–9 Jul 2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Challenger Hard   Sebastian Korda 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–4
Loss 14–10 Oct 2019 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i)   Ugo Humbert 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 10 (4–6)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–2)
ITF Futures Tour (2–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2007 Russia F3, Moscow Futures Clay   Vladimir Karusevich   Mikhail Elgin
  Alexey Kedryuk
3–6, 0–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2008 Russia F2, Tyumen Futures Carpet (i)   Danila Arsenov   Vladyslav Klymenko
  Aleksandr Yarmola
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 1–2 Jun 2008 Ukraine F3, Illichevsk Futures Clay   Victor Kozin   Denys Molchanov
  Artem Smirnov
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–12]
Loss 1–3 Apr 2009 Russia F2, Tyumen Futures Carpet (i)   Konstantin Kravchuk   Alexey Kedryuk
  Denis Matsukevitch
3–6, 7–6(9–7), [13–15]
Win 2–3 Aug 2009 Russia F3, Moscow Futures Clay   Ilya Belyaev   David Savić
  Artem Sitak
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [12–10]
Loss 2–4 Apr 2010 France F7, Grasse Futures Clay   Ilya Belyaev   Olivier Charroin
  Vincent Stouff
6–4, 2–6, [3–10]
Win 3–4 Nov 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Hard (i)   Igor Andreev   James Cerretani
  Adil Shamasdin
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–2)
Loss 3–5 Mar 2012 Casablanca, Morocco Challenger Clay   Andrey Kuznetsov   Walter Trusendi
  Matteo Viola
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [3–10]
Loss 3–6 Jun 2012 Nottingham, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Andrey Kuznetsov   Olivier Charroin
  Martin Fischer
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 4–6 Jan 2017 Rennes, France Challenger Hard (i)   Mikhail Elgin   Julian Knowle
  Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2021 Australian Open.

SinglesEdit

Tournament/Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q1 3R A Q1 2R Q3 2R 2R 1R Q1 0 / 5 5–5
French Open A Q2 Q1 2R Q2 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R Q2 NH 0 / 5 0–5
US Open Q1 Q2 A 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 4–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 0–2 1–1 1–4 1–3 1–4 1–2 0–2 0–0 0 / 22 10–22

DoublesEdit

Tournament/Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open 1R A A 1R A 2R A A 0 / 3 1–3
Wimbledon 1R Q1 A A A A A NH 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 4 1–4

Davis CupEdit

Participations: (5–6)Edit

Group membership
World Group (0–0)
WG Play-off (0–3)
Group I (5–3)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (5–6)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (3–4)
Doubles (2–2)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 2–3; 5–7 April 2013; Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Great Britain; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 1 II Singles   Great Britain James Ward 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 8–6
Defeat 2 V Singles Daniel Evans 4–6, 4–6, 1–6
 4–1; 12–14 September 2014; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 3 II Singles   Portugal João Sousa 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
 4–1; 6–8 March 2015; Sport Complex Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg, Novy Urengoy, Russia; Europe/Africa First round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 4 I Singles   Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
 3–2; 17–19 July 2015; Fetisov Arena, Vladivostok, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 5 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)   Spain Marc López / David Marrero 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Victory 6 IV Singles Tommy Robredo 6–3, 5–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
 1–4; 18–20 September 2015; Baikal-Arena, Irkutsk, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 7 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)   Italy Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(2–7)
 5–0; 4–6 March 2016; Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia; Europe/Africa First round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 8 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk)   Sweden Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
 3–1; 17–18 September 2016; National Tennis Center, Moscow, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard surface
Defeat 9 II Singles   Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 6–4, 2–6, 2–6
 1–3; 6–7 April 2018; Luzhniki Small Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 10 IV Singles   Austria Jürgen Melzer 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
 3–1; 1–2 February 2019; Swiss Tennis Arena, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; Qualifying round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 11 III Doubles (with Andrey Rublev)   Switzerland Jérôme Kym / Henri Laaksonen 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score ED
rank
2017
1.   Roger Federer 10 Dubai, UAE Hard 2R 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–5) 116

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Donskoy's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10 is as follows:

As of 8 August 2018

AwardsEdit

2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Djokovic looms as Hewitt closes in on quarter-finals, www.smh.com.au, 3 September 2013
  2. ^ "Собкин постарается вывести Донского из карьерного застоя". Sport-Express (in Russian). December 11, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Evgeny Donskoy/Morgan Phillips". Tennis Live. September 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Britons lack the finishing touch". Express. Northern and Shell Media Publications. April 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Evgeny Donskoy – player profile". Tennis Alternative. January 16, 2013.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/21719036
  7. ^ "Evgeny Donskoy at ITF". Retrieved July 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "GB's James Ward and Dan Evans see off Russia and make Davis Cup history". Guardian. April 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Qualifier Donskoy Stuns Federer In Dubai
  10. ^ Тушите свет. Донской обыграл Федерера в Дубае
  11. ^ "Andy Murray overcomes sluggish start to defeat Evgeny Donskoy at Indian Wells", The Telegraph, 10th March 2013.
  12. ^ «Русский Кубок»-2019 [2019 Russian Cup] (in Russian). RTF. December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.

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