Sergiy lost to Croatia’s Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday in the second round of Wimbledon. The match lasted one hour and 55 minutes.
--- There were six breaks of serve, five to Ljubicic, one to Sergiy;
--- Ljubicic had more winners, 36 to 22;
--- Sergiy had more unforced errors, 20 to 16;
--- Ljubicic served more aces, 10 to 7, while each had one double fault;
--- Stako won just 10 of 25 points on second serve.
In doubles, Sergiy is playing with Jamie Murray. In the first round they will play David Rice and Sean Thornley.
It took Sergiy 95 minutes to advance to the second round of Wimbledon as he crushed local favourite Daniel Cox 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.
Stako was dominant on serve, firing 6 aces as he won 80 per cent of first serves, and hit 29 winners to 21 from Cox. He broke serve four times from 14 opportunities and never faced a break point.
In the second round, Stako will play either Marin Cilic or Ivan Ljubicic.
photo: Arata Yamaoka
No. 5 seed Sergiy made a first-round exit at the AEGON International, falling to qualifier Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament. The match lasted 58 minutes.
Stako, who captured the Unicef Open title last year, dropped serve three times and squandered the only break point he had on his opponent’s serve.
Sergiy’s next stop is Wimbledon which begins next week.
Sergiy was eliminated in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open on Monday after a 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(8) loss to Czech Jan Hernych. The match lasted two hours and 41 minutes.
Stako converted just one of 19 break point chances (his opponent three of 10) and won 44 per cent of points behind second delivery (to his opponent’s 53 per cent)
Next stop for Sergiy is Eastbourne which start next week.