After such an unsuccessful clay season and several fall outs in the first rounds over four tournaments Stako has returned to his favorite surface. He was getting ready for the hard court season over a week and he went to Kazan for his first tournament. He showed unbelievable performance throughout the whole week and won all the matches over straight sets. In the final he faced V. Rudnev and overcame his opponent by 6-2 6-3. The Trophy was well deserved and Stako is ready to fight at the US Open and the following tournaments to have more wins before the end of the season. We want to congratulate Stako and wish him a lot of success in New York.