Last week 4th seed Sergiy Stakhovsky reached semifinals in singles and doubles at Trnava Challenger. In singles Stako was defeated by Lamine Ouahab of Algeria (ATP #114) 5-7, 7-6 (5), 3-6, but his semifinal berth earned him enough points to jump 10 places in the ATP rankings this week, to ATP #136.
In doubles Stako partnered with his compatriot Sergei Bubka and they lost also in the semifinal to a duo of Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) and Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS). Despite the loss, Sergiy rose to a career high doubles ranking of 73, jumping 6 places.
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Belgium is hosting Ukraine on red clay in Charleroi in this weekend's tie. Sergiy Stakhovsky, the undisputed leader of the Ukrainian Team, has contributed greatly to the team's success by winning 13 consecutive matches up to today. This is Ukraine's best performance ever in the Davis Cup, having never previously reached the World Group Play-offs. Earlier this year Ukraine defeated Great Britain to qualify for the Play-offs, its 5th successive victory in the competition, having won promotion from Europe/Africa Group II last year.
At a press conference Sergiy said: “They have four really strong players, three of them top 100 at the moment. But still, if you look at it on the other...
German Philipp Petzschner took his place in the second round of the US Open 2009 today with a hard-fought 5-setter, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, over Sergiy Stakhovsky.
That was the first head-to-head meeting between both players which proved to be a tough competition lasting 3,5 hours.
Check below the match summary.
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