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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][2] In December 2014, Donskoy decided to join the team of Boris Sobkin, coach of Mikhail Youzhny.[3]

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 29)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachBoris Sobkin
Prize moneyUS$2,431,474
Singles
Career record49–97 (33.6%)
Career titles0
11 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 65 (8 July 2013)
Current rankingNo. 122 (26 August 2019)
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 record15–24 (38.5%)
Career titles0
2 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 161 (5 November 2012)
Current rankingNo. 279 (27 August 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
Team competitions
Davis Cup5–6
Last updated on: 27 August 2018.

Contents

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.[4]

By 2013, Marat Safin had built a coaching team for Donskoy that included Morgan Phillips.[5][6]

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.[7][8] 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.[9]

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.[10][11]

Style of playEdit

He has very powerful, flat groundstrokes, especially his forehand, which can produce spectacular points but also a lot of unforced errors.[12]

Career finalsEdit

Futures and Challenger finalsEdit

Singles: 23 (14 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit

Legend
ATP Challengers (12–8)
ITF Futures (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 June 2008 Illichivsk, Ukraine Clay   Denys Molchanov 6–7(10–12), 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 2. 15 March 2010 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Alexander Kudryavtsev 4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 26 February 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Alessio di Mauro 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 7 March 2011 Sabadell, Spain Clay   Simone Vagnozzi 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 3 July 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Clay   Lukáš Rosol 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 6. 25 February 2012 Meknes, Morocco Clay   Adrian Ungur 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 21 July 2012 Penza, Russia Hard   Illya Marchenko 5–7, 3–6
Winner 8. 29 July 2012 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Marsel İlhan 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 26 August 2012 Segovia, Spain Hard   Albano Olivetti 6–1, 7–6(13–11)
Winner 10. 11 November 2012 Loughborough, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Jan-Lennard Struff 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 11. 25 November 2012 Tyumen, Russia Hard (i)   Illya Marchenko 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 15 February 2014 Kolkata, India Hard   Ilija Bozoljac 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 9 May 2015 Karshi, Uzbekistan Hard   Teymuraz Gabashvili 2–5 ret.
Runner-up 14. 2 August 2015 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Mikhail Kukushkin 2–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 9 August 2015 Segovia, Spain Hard   Marco Chiudinelli 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Runner-up 16. 31 October 2015 Pune, India Hard   Yuki Bhambri 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 17. 3 April 2016 Ra'anana, Israel Hard   Ričardas Berankis 6–4, 6–4
Winner 18. 31 July 2016 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Konstantin Kravchuk 6–3, 6–3
Winner 19. 12 March 2017 Zhuhai, China Hard   Thomas Fabbiano 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 6 August 2017 Chengdu, China Hard   Lu Yen-hsun 3–6, 4–6
Winner 21. 8 October 2017 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Marius Copil 7–6(7–0), 7–5
Runner-up 22. 16 June 2019 Nottingham Open, UK Grass   Dan Evans 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Winner 23. 21 July 2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan Hard   Sebastian Korda 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–4

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Legend
ATP Challengers (2–2)
Futures (2–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2007 Moscow, Russia Clay   Vladimir Karusevich   Mikhail Elgin
  Alexey Kedryuk
3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 20 April 2008 Tyumen, Russia Carpet (i)   Danila Arsenov   Vladyslav Klymenko
  Alexander Yarmola
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 3. 22 June 2008 Illichivsk, Ukraine Clay   Victor Kozin   Denys Molchanov
  Artem Smirnov
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–12]
Runner-up 4. 19 April 2009 Tyumen, Russia Carpet (i)   Konstantin Kravchuk   Alexey Kedryuk
  Denis Matsukevich
3–6, 7–6(9–7), [13–15]
Winner 5. 8 August 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Ilya Belyaev   David Savić
  Artem Sitak
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [12–10]
Runner-up 6. 25 April 2010 Grasse, France Clay   Ilya Belyaev   Olivier Charroin
  Vincent Stouff
6–4, 2–6, [3–10]
Winner 7. 13 November 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Hard (i)   Igor Andreev   James Cerretani
  Adil Shamasdin
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 8. 3 March 2012 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Andrey Kuznetsov   Walter Trusendi
  Matteo Viola
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [3–10]
Runner-up 9. 16 June 2012 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass   Andrey Kuznetsov   Olivier Charroin
  Martin Fischer
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 10. 29 January 2017 Rennes, France 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; (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 2018 US Open.

SinglesEdit

Tournament/Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q1 3R A Q1 2R Q3 2R 0 / 3 4–3
French Open A Q2 Q1 2R Q2 Q3 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 0–5
US Open Q1 Q2 A 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 4–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 0–2 1–1 1–4 1–3 1–4 0 / 18 9–18

DoublesEdit

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


ReferencesEdit

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

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