Sergiy has been selected among 14 recipients in the ATP ACES For Charity grant program for 2013. Grants of $10,000 each are awarded by the ATP on an annual basis to charitable causes nominated by ATP World Tour players and tournaments.
Stako gave his reaction on Facebook, saying: "Being one of the selected recipients of the ATP Aces For Charity 2013 I am happy to announce that I received a grant for $10, 000 that goes straight to National Institute of Cancer Ukraine!"
The recipients support a wide range of causes worldwide, including childhood education in Serbia and Malaysia; tennis programmes in Colombia, Portugal and Tanzania, to name a few.
Entering its third year in 2013,...
Sergiy (the No. 2 Ukrainian behind No. 18 Dolgopolov) finished the season just outside Top 100 for the first since 2007.
--- QF in Stockholm (he beat F. Lopez along way losing to No. 7 Tsonga)
--- Qualified in Winston-Salem and reached 3R with wins over Muller and Andujar (l. to Tsonga)
--- Went 0-5 vs. Top 10 opponents during season
--- In Grand Slam play, won a round at Australian Open (d. countryman Marchenko, l. to Anderson) and Roland Garros with the biggest win of the season over countryman No. 19 Dolgopolov (l. to Haas)
--- In limited Challenger play, reached final at Furth (l. to Kavcic) in June.
YTD W-L: 16-28 / Career W-L:...