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7 years ago

Sapronov Tennis Interview


Stako was recently interviewed by the Sapronov Tennis, the biggest tennis news website in Ukraine. The following is an extract entitled “What went wrong for Sergiy in Australia?”
Sapronov Tennis: Tell us about your feelings after the Australian Open this year; the draw wasn’t kind to you and it seems that things always go wrong for you in Melbourne. Sergiy Stakhovsky: I have unstated feelings, because something always stops me from playing well there. Even in my junior years, I never played well in Australia. Yes, it’s true that the draw was bad, but Tsonga wasn’t the worst opponent - my game left a lot to be desired. I wasn’t successful in doubles as well, but it...

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7 years ago

Sergiy Beaten by Tsonga in Melbourne


Sergiy was ousted at the Australian Open 2010 today by World No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after a straight-sets first-round match in one hour and 52 minutes. Stako started strongly breaking his opponent’s serve in the opening game but could not hold on to the break as the Frenchman broke back immediately. Tsonga earned another break of serve at 4-3 and then held his serve to take the first set 6-3. Sergiy came back in the second set  and took a 3-0 lead breaking Tsonga early. From that moment, World No. 10 turned the match around by playing more aggressively from the baseline. He broke Sergiy’s serve twice, in the fifth and...

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7 years ago

ATP Doha: Stako Falls In the Second Round


Sergiy was unexpectedly knocked out in the second round of Doha by Łukasz Kubot of Poland in straight sets, 2-6, 6-7(5). During the first set, Sergiy struggled with his serve while Kubot won 76 per cent of points on his first serve and regularly attacked an especially vulnerable second serve. Kubot broke Sergiy’s serve twice and took the opening set 6-2. In the second set, Stako raised his game a bit, but neither of the players could break the other’s serve, taking the set to a tie-break in which Sergiy saved three match-points before losing the tie-break (7-5) and the match.

Sergiy, partnered by Evgeny Korolev of Russia, advanced to the doubles semifinal by beating third seed...

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7 years ago

ATP Doha: Stako Ousts Fourth Seed Youzhny


Sergiy Stakhovsky safely advanced to the ExxonMobil Open second round today with a 7-6 (11), 6-2 win over World No. 19 Mikhail Youzhny in one hour and 45 minutes. Sergiy took the first set in a tie-break (despite having missed four set points) and then wasted no time in cruising to a comfortable 4-0 lead en route to clinching the second set 6-2.

Stako, avenging his 2009 Kremlin Cup defeat to the Russian, saved two break points and hit nine aces. Youzhny won only 31 per cent of points on return of serve and hit five double faults.

In the second round, Sergiy will play the winner of the match between Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Karim Maamoun of Egypt.

04/01/10 18:00 PM | MM

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7 years ago

Sergiy’s 2010 Season Opener


Sergiy Stakhovsky, same as last year, will open the 2010 season at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha as he hopes to improve on a quarter-final exit last year. The prize money of over $1m has attracted a strong draw which includes current ATP World No. 1 Roger Federer and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal. In the first round to be played on Monday, Sergiy will face former top ten player, the fourth seed this week, Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. They have played once before in the Kremlin Cup quarter-final two months ago and Sergiy lost 3-6, 3-6.

The Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of...

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