The coaching partnership between Fabrice Santoro and Sergiy Stakhovsky has come to an end. The Ukrainian had engaged the Frenchman as his coach at the end of the 2014 season and this end to their partnership comes nearly after 15 months since their partnership began.
The reason for their coaching association hasn’t been cited by either party. Santoro tweeted about the end of their association through his official twitter account. He also thanked the Ukrainian and wished him all the best for his future.
Stakhovsky’s yet to announce a replacement to take over from Santoro. Stakhovsky, who is currently ranked 67th in the world, hasn’t had a promising start to his 2016 season. He lost in the first round of the Qatar Open to Tomas Berdych, in January, and then followed it up with a first round exit in the qualifying stages in the APIA Open in Sydney to Aleksandar Vukic.
His bad run continued into the Australian Open, where he lost in the first round to David Goffin. At the Sofia Open at the start of February, he was ousted, again in the first round, by Philipp Kohlschreiber. His latest tournament is the ongoing ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam, where he lost yet again in the opening qualification round to Jan-Lennard Struff.
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