2007 US Open doubles champion Julian Knowle is planning to play some selected tournaments as he now collaborates with rising Austrian star Dennis Novak, per Gerald Widhalm. Knowle, 45, hasn’t played a doubles match in nearly two years as his last appearance came at the St.
Petersburg Open in October 2017. The 45-year-old has had a successful doubles career as he is also a Wimbledon and Nitto ATP Finals runner-up, as well as a former world No. 6. The Austrian also fell just short of winning a mixed doubles title as he and partner Yaroslava Shved ended runners-up at the French Open in 2010.
Knowle will now try to use his big tennis knowledge and experience to help Novak continue his rise and improvement. Knowle becomes the third member of Novak’s coaching staff as the 26-year-old also collaborates with his long-time coaches Wolfgang Thiem and Gunter Bresnik.
The Austrian is targeting to a top-100 debut and to become a regular participant of the ATP level events as he is now enjoying his career-high ranking of No. 113 in the world.