Sergiy lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 to No. 13 seed Richard Gasquet of France in the first round of the US Open on Monday. The match lasted one hour and 53 minutes.
Stako, who reached the third round last year, dropped serve six times during the match and converted just one of five break point opportunities.
Stako-Gasquet Match Stats
1st serve percentage (64-65), aces (3-7), double faults (5-1), unforced errors (30-21), winning % on 1st serve (58-76), winning % on 2nd serve (45-57), winners (23-30), break point conversions (1 of 5-6 of 13), fastest serve speed (123 MPH-128 MPH)
No.9 seed Sergiy made an exit at the quarter-finals of the Winston-Salem Open at Forest Wake University, beaten 3-6, 7-6(9), 6-2 by qualifier Julien Benneteau of France. The match lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
The loss was even more disappointing as Stako wasted one match point in the second set tie-break.
He next plays the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year, which begins on Monday. In the first round, Sergiy will square off against play No. 13 seed Richard Gasquet. They have played twice before and the series is tied 1-1.
Stako has played the US Open main draw twice and his best performance was reaching the third round last year (retired against Feliciano...
No. 9 seed Sergiy ousted No. 5 seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open and advanced to his third quarterfinal of the season. The match lasted one hour and 18 minutes.
The 25-year-old from Kiev broke Davydenko once in the opening set and twice in the second set, winning 26 of 32 first serve points.
Sergiy improved his head-to-head record against the Russian to a 1-2 mark.
He next will square off against qualifier Julien Benneteau of France in the quarter-finals. They have played once before and it was Stako who won in straight sets last season.
No. 9 seed Stako is through to the third round of the the inaugural edition of the Winston-Salem Open, an ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tennis tournament, as he recorded his 22nd win of the season, beating Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in one hour and 31 minutes.
Sergiy fired 10 aces and converted five of his eight break point opportunities against the No. 97-ranked Golubev, who converted four of seven break points chances.
He next goes on to face No. 5 seed Nikolay Davydenko. They have played twice before and Davydenko leads the series 2-0.
Sergiy crashed out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after losing his first-round match 6-2, 7-6(5) to Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko. The match lasted 1 hour and 32 minutes.
In the first set, both players converted all break point chances they created; Davydenko had three, while Sergiy just one. The second set featured no breaks with Stako wasting four break point opportunities. It ended on a tiebreak, in which Sergiy was 3-1 up, but eventually lost 7-5.
With today’s loss, Stako drops to 21-21 in singles on the season.
New Haven is Sergiy’s next stop.
Sergiy’s hopes of reaching the Montreal Masters third-round for the first time ended as he lost 6-2, 7-6(5) to Spain’s Nicolas Almagro on Wedensday. The match lasted one hour and 27 minutes.
--- Almagro won a total of 79 points to Stako’s 56
--- Almagro served no double faults, Sergiy recorded five
--- Stako landed his first serve on 50 per cent of occasions
--- The Spaniard converted three of 10 break points chances, Sergiy just one of three
Sergiy’s next stop is Cincinnati where he has a 0-2 match record.
Sergiy saved all six break points he faced Tuesday in a 6-2, 7-5 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the second round of the Rogers Cup, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Montreal.
Stako hit 15 aces and won 86 per cent of points on first serve. He converted three of ten break points chances he created to seal victory in one hour and 39 minutes.
He is now 21-19 on the season.
Stako will next play No. 8 seed Nicolas Almagro of Spain and this will be the first head-to-head meeting between the two.