Evgeny Donskoy

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Evgeny Donskoy
Евгений Донской
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Evgeny Donskoy at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 28)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Boris Sobkin
Prize money US$2,431,474
Singles
Career record 49–97 (33.56%)
Career titles 0
11 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 65 (8 July 2013)
Current ranking No. 84 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2013)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
US Open 3R (2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 15–24 (38.46%)
Career titles 0
2 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 161 (5 November 2012)
Current ranking No. 279 (27 August 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (2018)
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
Last updated on: 27 August 2018.

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]

Career[edit]

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 play[edit]

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

Career finals[edit]

Futures and Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 21 (13 titles, 8 runners-up)[edit]

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

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 Russia Vladimir Karusevich Russia Mikhail Elgin
Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk
3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 20 April 2008 Tyumen, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Danila Arsenov Ukraine Vladyslav Klymenko
Ukraine Alexander Yarmola
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 3. 22 June 2008 Illichivsk, Ukraine Clay Russia Victor Kozin Ukraine Denys Molchanov
Ukraine Artem Smirnov
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–12]
Runner-up 4. 19 April 2009 Tyumen, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Konstantin Kravchuk Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk
Russia Denis Matsukevich
3–6, 7–6(9–7), [13–15]
Winner 5. 8 August 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay Russia Ilya Belyaev Serbia David Savić
Russia Artem Sitak
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [12–10]
Runner-up 6. 25 April 2010 Grasse, France Clay Russia Ilya Belyaev France Olivier Charroin
France Vincent Stouff
6–4, 2–6, [3–10]
Winner 7. 13 November 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Hard (i) Russia Igor Andreev United States James Cerretani
Canada Adil Shamasdin
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 8. 3 March 2012 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov Italy Walter Trusendi
Italy Matteo Viola
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [3–10]
Runner-up 9. 16 June 2012 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass Russia Andrey Kuznetsov France Olivier Charroin
Austria Martin Fischer
4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 10. 29 January 2017 Rennes, France Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Elgin Austria Julian Knowle
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]

Performance timeline[edit]

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.

Singles[edit]

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

Doubles[edit]

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 Cup[edit]

Participations: (5–5)[edit]

Group membership
World Group (0–0)
WG Play-off (0–2)
Group I (5–3)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (3–4)
Doubles (2–1)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Decrease2–3; 5–7 April 2013; Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Great Britain; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 1 II Singles United Kingdom 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
Increase4–1; 12–14 September 2014; Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round play-off; Hard(i) surface
Victory 3 II Singles Portugal Portugal João Sousa 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Increase4–1; 6–8 March 2015; Sport Complex Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg, Novy Urengoy, Russia; Europe/Africa First round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 4 I Singles Denmark Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Increase3–2; 17–19 July 2015; Fetisov Arena, Vladivostok, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 5 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Spain 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)
Decrease1–4; 18–20 September 2015; Baikal-Arena, Irkutsk, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 7 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Italy Italy Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(2–7)
Increase5–0; 4–6 March 2016; Kazan Tennis Academy, Kazan, Russia; Europe/Africa First round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 8 III Doubles (with Konstantin Kravchuk) Sweden Sweden Johan Brunström / Robert Lindstedt 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Increase3–1; 17–18 September 2016; National Tennis Center, Moscow, Russia; World Group play-offs; Hard surface
Defeat 9 II Singles Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Decrease1–3; 6–7 April 2018; Luzhniki Small Sports Arena, Moscow, Russia; Europe/Africa Second round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 10 IV Singles Austria Austria Jürgen Melzer 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

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

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