After losing the first-round match to Michael Berrer of Germany at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships this week, Sergiy went home to prepare for next week’s Davis Cup tie against Latvia which begins March 5th in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Stako will then travel to the US to play ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami on hardcourts. They will begin on the 8th and 24th March respectively.
25/02/2010 11:00AM | MM
Sergiy crashed out of the Open 13 after losing his second-round match 7-6(5), 3-6, 4-6 to World No. 8 Robin Soderling of Sweden. The match lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes and was close and difficult for both players. In the opening set both players held serve before it was decided on a tie-break which went in Stako’s favour 7-5. In the second set, Soderling saved four break points he faced and capitalized on the one break point chance he was presented with in the second game of the set to level the match. The deciding set was similar to the second, with both players fighting hard for each point and serving well. Again, the Swede took the one break point chance he had to win the third set 6-4. Soderling...
Sergiy opened main draw action today at the Open 13 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Italian Simone Bolelli. Stako closed out the match in 1 hour and 45 minutes to earn a spot in the second round against top seed and World No. 8 Robin Soderling. The in-form Swede, who received a first-round bye, will be a tough opponent as he claimed the Rotterdam crown last weekend winning five consecutive matches and defeating Davydenko and Youzhny en route.
Stako has played only once before against Robin Soderling at the ATP Milan Open on carpet in 2005 and he lost 6-3, 6-2.
16/02/2010 14:00PM | MM
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic is through to the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament after Sergiy was forced to retire because of injury. The Serbian led one-set-to-love and had raced into a 4-1 lead in the second before Stako had to withdraw with a knee problem.
This season Sergiy has won only one match so far against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia at Doha. 10 days ago, due to a viral infection and a high temperature, Sergiy decided to pull out of the ATP Zagreb, which he won in 2008 and is one of his favourite tournaments.
Sergiy’s schedule for the weeks to come will soon be released and published on this site.
09/02/2010 21:00PM | MM