Michael
Russell
Birthplace
Detroit, MI, USA
Residence
Houston, TX, USA
Speaks
English
Coach Since
2015

Michael Russell

Status

  • Coaching Mackenzie McDonald and Tennys Sandgren

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Started coaching Mackenzie McDonald in 2019, helping him reach the semi-finals at the Delray Beach Open, where he earned his first Top 10 win against Juan Martin del Potro, and a career-high ranking of World No. 57 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
  • Started coaching Tennys Sandgren in 2019, helping him reach the third round at the Australian Open. In 2020, the American reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, defeating players such as Matteo Berrettini, Sam Querrey and Fabio Fognini.
  • Coached Ryan Harrison in 2018, helping him reach the final at the Brisbane International and the third round at the Australian Open.
  • Coached Frances Tiafoe in 2017, helping the American reach a career-high ranking at the time while earning his first Top 10 win against Alexander Zverev.
  • Has coached Steve Johnson, Taylor Fritz and Sam Querrey through the USTA.