Sergiy lost his first-round match at the Olympic Tennis Event on Monday as he was defeated by Australia's Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday. The match lasted one hour and 45 minutes.
Stako committed 37 unforced errors to Hewitt's 15. The Australian converted three of his seven break point chances, while Sergiy broke his opponent's serve only once during the match. Hewit won a total of 93 points to Stako's 74 points.
Sergiy has rebounded back after being ousted in the first round of the singles at the Credit Agricole Suisse Open by reaching the quarterfinals in the doubles on Tuesday. Stako and doubles partner Mikhail Youzhny defeated Lukasz Kubot and Janko Tipsarevic in three sets 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-8.
The Ukrainian-Russian tandem will now face No. 2 seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the next round.
Earlier today, he fell in the singles to qualifier Dustin Brown 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8).
Sergiy suffered a first-round defeat at the hands of Pavol Cervenak of Slovakia at the MercedesCup on Tuesday. He lost 6-1, 4-6, 6-1one hour and 51 minutes.
Stako didn't start well as his opponent took the first set 6-1. In the second set, Sergiy broke Cervenak's serve twice to level the match at one set apiece. Unfortunately, the third set was a one-way traffic. Cervenak won 74% points on serve and broke Sergiy's serve twice to clinch victory and advance to the second round.
Sergiy fell to 10-17 for the season.
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