Stako has crashed out in the first round of qualifying for the German Open Tennis Championships in Hamburg. He lost to German Cedric Stebe 6-7, 0-6. He feels that he still could not adapt from the grass to clay and struggling a lot with his game. He wants to make a come back in Gstaad meanwhile he is putting a lot power into his training process. Lets wish him a lot of success at his next tournament in Switzerland.
After such a great success at the Wimbledon Stako flew back home and spent the whole week in Bratislava preparing for the next clay ATP 250 tournament, which is held in Sweden. In the first round Stako faced Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany. Struff did not face a single break point in the first set and converted the only break point that he got to take the first set 6-3. Sergiy broke his opponent in the second set but then was broken 3 times himself and he lost the 6-3 to a German player. The transmission from grass to clay was too fast and Stako is hoping to get better for ATP 500 Masters in Hamburg, which will be his next tournament.
Sergiy Stakhovsky became the latest Wimbledon giant killer to crash out after claiming a major upset at the All England Club. Stakhovsky was beaten 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 by Jurgen Melzer in the third round but can still take away the fond memories from a famous win over Roger Federer on Centre Court.
The Ukrainian was a man in demand on Thursday, having to deal with countless media requests and attention that a player ranked No.116 is not generally used to. Riding on the crest of a wave, he feels he took his eye off the ball when coming up with a gameplan against Melzer.
“I think I just played stupid,” said Stakhovsky. “It would be I think the exact word of showing how I...