Stako reached Quarterfinal in Cherbourg beating D. Dzumhur 76 62 and N. Mahut 75 30 who had to retire. His next match is on Friday and he will be playing vs M. Gicquel.
Stako was defeated by Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in one hour and 38 minutes. The Russian broke serve five times as he beat Sergiy for the third time in four meetings.
Stako has qualified in Marseille beating Jan Mertl in the third round 6-3, 6-2. He is playing Nikolay Davydenko in the first round. Tune in and cheer for Stako on Court 1 at 12 30 pm tomorrow.
Stako is through to the second round of the Qualification at Open13 in Marseille beating Maxime Chazal 6-2,6-1. He is playing Nils Langer next.
Sergiy Stakhovsky could not beat Ernest Gulbis in the first round of Qualification in Rotterdam. He lost by a break in each set. Stako had a chance to come back into the match after saving 4 match points at 5-4. Unfortunatey he did not make it and Ernest Gulbis closed the match.
Finland's Jarkko Nieminen knocked out Sergiy 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(2) in one hour and 50 minutes to book his place in the semifinals of the Open Sud de France on Friday. It was the third meeting between the two and now Nieminen leads the series 2-1.
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In just under half an hour Stakhovsky took the opening set after playing some fascinating tennis. He mixed his game well and executed it to the best possible extent. With 11 winners and 1 break in the set, Stakhovsky dominated points on serve and followed it with good play at the front and back. Nieminen started serving well in the latter part of the set but it was a little too late as he failed to challenge Stakhovsky's serve.
A crucial break in the eighth game saw Nieminen...
Ukraine and Slovak Republic went down to the wire in Kremenchug. With the Slovaks having edged ahead 2-1 at the end of day two, Ukraine needed to rely on its star player, world No. 23 Alexandr Dolgopolov and - in the end - he didn’t disappont.
From a set down against Lukas Lacko, Dolgopolov then ran away with the all-important win, seeing off No. 49 Lacko 36 63 62 61. Then, Ukrainian captain Mikhail Filima pulled up 150-ranked Illya Marchenko for the live fifth rubber instead of fielding Sergiy Stakhovsky, who had lost both his matches this weekend.
The decider went the way of the rankings with Marchenko beating Andrej Martin 75 76 64.
Ukraine will be at home to Sweden next in the...
Slovak Republic moved into a surprise 2-1 lead going into the final day against Ukraine after Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay emerged on the right side of two tie-break sets to defeat Alexandr Dolgopolov and Sergiy Stakhovsky in Saturday's doubles rubber.
With Zelenay ranked No. 88 in doubles and Polasek way down at No. 1579 in the singles ladder, the Slovaks 76(4) 76(3) 63 triumph represented a major scalp. Dolgopolov, ranked at No. 23 in the world, will aim to keep the tie alive for Ukraine in Sunday's opening reverse singles rubber when he takes on world No. 49 Lukas Lacko for the first time.
The winners are bidding for a Europe/Africa Zone Group II second round tie against Sweden, who recieved...
Lucas Lacko defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky in four sets to level the tie at 1-1 after the first day's play in Kremenchug. In a close fought match which lasted over three hours the pair traded the first two sets before Lacko clinched the third set tie break. The Slovak went on to seal victory and leave the tie evently posied.
Earlier, in the first singles, Alexandr Dolgopolov, making his first appearance for Ukraine in Davis Cup since 2007 defeated Andrej Martins sets to give the Ukrainians an early lead. Illya Marchenko and Denys Molchanov will hope to seal a 2-1 advantage for the home side in Saturday's crucial pair. The Ukrainians are scheduled to face Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay.