July 19 on the 68th year of life died a famous tennis coach Dmitry Degtyarev, reports TASS.
«Departed this life a wonderful person, superior coach, a great teacher. All who knew Dmitry Mikhailovich in the sport or outside of it, today we grieve together with the relatives of the deceased. Them our heartfelt condolences, words of support and sympathy. Will remember our friend, colleague and mentor,» — said the press service of the tennis Federation of Russia.
In the years 1992-98 Dmitry Degtyarev coached the national teams of the CIS and Russia, participated in the Federation Cup.
He personally coached Elena Lihovtseva and Ekaterina Makarova.