Russia's Evgeny Donskoy, 29, has hired fellow compatriot Andrey Kuznetsov as consultant coach, per Maxim Yanchevsky. Kuznetsov, 28, hasn't played since 2018 January due to health issues but he hasn't yet officially retired from tennis.
Kuznetsov achieved a career-high ranking of No. 39 in 2016 and reached two ATP semifinals a year later before he got plagued by injuries. The 28-year-old will now try to get back into the tennis scheme by working with his fellow compatriot Donskoy.
The two will kick off their partnership at the St. Petersburg Open, which is set to take place next week. Donskoy, ranked at No. 113 in the world, is set to make his eighth appearance at the St. Petersburg event. The Russian has never made a deep run in St.
Petersburg as he has only a total of three main draw wins at the event. Donskoy hasn't never won an ATP title and his career-high ranking achieved in 2013 saw him sitting at No. 65 in the world.