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Sergiy suffered a 6-7 (2), 3-6 loss to world no.62 American Sam Querey in the opening round of the Sony Open Tennis, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, on Thursday evening. The match lasted one hour and 14 minutes.
Games went with serve in the first set. Querrey won a tie-breaker 7-2. The American built on the momentum as he broke Sergiy's serve twice in the second set to notch his third win in as many career meetings.
Match statistics: aces (4-6), double faults (3-2), total points won (60-72).
Sergiy suffered a 7-5, 1-6, 0-6 defeat to no.3 seed Lukas Rosol in their semi-final meeting at the Irving Tennis Classic Challenger in Texas, USA. The match was played over two days due to rain.
Players traded breaks once in the opening set before rain interrupted play on Saturday. Match resumed on Sunday, with Stako starting better. He made a break in 11th game and served it out 7-5.
Unfortunately, the 28-year-old Kiev native surrendered serve five times till the end of the match, bringing his run at the $125,000 Challenger event to an end.
Match statistics: aces (3-2), double faults (3-0), total points won (82-106).
Sergiy beat American Tim Smyczek in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (5) in one hour and 29 minutes on Friday to reach the Irving Tennis Classic semi-finals.
Stako landed 74% of his first service points and converted one of his four break point opportunities, saving all six break points he faced during the quarter-final encounter.
Match statistics: aces (3-2), double faults (1-0), total points won (74-69).
Sergiy will face no.3 seed Czech Lukas Rosol on Saturday in their first career meeting.
Sergiy made an upset at the Irving Tennis Classic on Thursday, brushing aside no. 2 seed Federico Delbonis with a 6-3, 6-3 win in just 56 minutes. The two are now tied in ATP head-to-head meetings 1-1.
Stako made two breaks in the opening set, taking it 6-3. The Kiev native stormed to a 5-0 lead in the second, before the Argentine won three games in a row, breaking back once.
Sergiy regained his composure and served it out at second attempt.
Match statistics: aces (3-2), double faults (0-0), total points won (54-35).
The 28-year-old Ukrainian will play against either David Goffin of Belgium or American Tim Smyczek for a place in the last 4. He...
Sergiy advanced into the second round of the Irving Tennis Classic in Texas, USA, with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 victory over world no.113 Jesse Huta Galung (NED) on Wednesday. The match lasted one hour and 45 minutes.
Stako broke eighth times from 12 opportunities, while his rival used four of his 11 chances.
Match statistics: aces (8-3), double faults (4-10), total points won (100-74).
Sergiy will take on no.2 seed Federico Delbonis of Argentina in attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the $125,000 Challenger event.
Sergiy lost his second round match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open on Saturday. No.23 seed Gael Monfils recorded a 6-1, 6-4 win to progress in just 61 minutes. The 28-year-old Kiev native landed just 53% of his first service points (38% on second serve) and broke two times from four opportunities, suffering a break five times during their first career encounter. Match statistics: aces (3-8), double faults (1-4), total points won (44-59).
Sergiy advanced into the second round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Lukasz Kubot of Poland in Indian Wells on Thursday.
The match lasted one hour and 28 minutes.
It was their third career meeting, Stako now leads 2-1.
The 28-year-old Kiev native won the opening set with one break of serve and continued the momentum breaking early in the second. Kubot fought back and leveled at 5-5, but Sergiy broke once again in the 11th game and served out the match, recording his eighth win of the season.
Stats: aces (1-4), double faults (1-4), total points won (66-58).
Sergiy will take on no.23 seed, Frenchman Gael Monfils, for a place in the third round of the ATP...