Australia's Bernard Tomic topped Sergiy 7-6(4), 6-3 to reach the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. The match lasted 90 minutes. It was the first head-to-head meeting between the two.
--- Tomic won 75 points for the match to Sergiy's 72
--- Stako was only able to convert one of nine break point opportunities during the match while dropping his serve twice.
--- Sergiy won 64 percent of his service points compared to Tomic's 60 percent
With this loss, Stako falls to a 5-9 mark on the season.
Sergiy dropped his second-round singles match to No. 7 seed Czech Tomas Berdych 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. The match lasted two hours and 32 minutes.
The opening set was a serving battle with neither player converting a break point. It ended in a tie-break, which Stako dominated from the start taking it 7-2. In the second and third sets, Berdych converted the only break point he had in each and advanced to the third round.
--- Berdych won a total of 106 points to Stako's 104
--- The Czech converted two of his four break point chances, while Sergiy wasted all seven break points he created
--- Stako won just 15...
Sergiy topped American Alex Bogomolov Jr. 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3) in the first round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Thursday. The match lasted two hours and 52 minutes. With this win, Stako improved to a 5-7 mark on the season.
In the second round he will face No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych. The Czech won the only previous meeting between the two (Toronto 2010).
This is Sergiy's third showing at Indian Wells. His best result has been reaching the second round in 2009 (l. to Karlovic) and 2010 (l. to Robredo).