Sergiy suffered a 7-6 (2), 6-4 opening round defeat by Tunisian Malek Jaziri in one hour and 29 minutes at the Citi Open on Monday. Jaziri, ranked no.114 in the ATP list, won the first set tie-breaker and broke once in the second set to seal the win in their first H2H meeting. Stats: aces (7-1), double faults (9-1), total points won (73-87).
Sergiy suffered a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 0-6 defeat by world no.281 Robby Ginepri in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday. The match lasted one hour and 41 minutes.
Stako and Ginepri traded breaks once in the opening set. The American wild card went on to win it in a tie-breaker 7-3. Sergiy regrouped to seal the second set 6-3 and level at one set all. The Kiev native was broken three times in the deciding final set to hand victory to Ginepri in their first career meeting.
Stats: aces (11-5), double faults (11-4), total points won (81-99).
Second seed Sergiy won singles title at the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger on Sunday after beating eighth-seeded American Wayne Odesnik in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (9) in one hour and 42 minutes. With the victory, Stako earned 80 ATP Ranking points. The 28-year-old from Ukraine broke twice from six opportunities and saved one of the two break points he faced, improving his H2H record with Odesnik to 2-0.
Stats: aces (12-3), double faults (1-2), total points won (87-74).
Sergiy and his partner Marius Copil of Romania finished runner-ups to Daniel Cox and Daniel Smethurst. The British pairing won the doubles final 6-7 (3), 6-2, 10-6 after one hour and 26 minutes of...
No.2 seed Sergiy recorded a 6-2, 6-4 win over world no.231 Daniel Cox on Saturday to progress into the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger final. Stako broke twice in the first set and once in the second, winning 82% of his first service points to secure victory in one hour and 11 minutes.
Stats: aces (10-3), double faults (1-0), total points won (71-50).
The Kiev native will play against eighth-seeded American Wayne Odesnik for the USTA Pro Circuit event title on Sunday. Sergiy will go on court twice, as the Ukrainian and his partner Marius Copil of Romania upset no.3 seeds Jarmere Jenkins and Rhyne Williams 6-4, 7-5 for a spot in the doubles final. They go on to face...
Second seed at the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger, Sergiy, moved into the USTA Pro Circuit event semi-finals on Friday ousting Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3, 6-2 in 72 minutes. Stako converted three of his four break point chances and saved all three break points he faced during the match.
Stats: aces (8-5), double faults (2-3), total points won (64-47).
Sergiy will face either Daniel Cox (GBR) or Darian King (BAR) on Saturday.
The Kiev native also advanced into the doubles semi-finals with his partner Marius Copil. They were given a walkover, as the second-seeded duo of Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) and Denis Kudla (USA) withdrew.
No.2 seed Sergiy advanced into the last eight at the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger in Binghamton, USA, with a 6-4, 6-4 win over American qualifier Daniel Nguyen in one hour and 23 minutes on Thursday. Stako broke three times from 10 opportunities, and saved five of the six break points he faced during the first career encounter between the two.
Match statistics: aces (2-2), double faults (3-4), total points won (73-64). Sergiy previously beat Evan King (USA) 6-1, 6-4 in just 55 minutes.
The Kiev native paired with Marius Copil (ROM) in the doubles competition at the hard-court USTA Pro Circuit event. They beat Sarvar Ikramov and Nail Khabiyev 6-3, 6-1 to reach the...
Sergiy and his doubles partner Nicolas Mahut lost their semi-final match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Saturday evening by narrow margin 6-7 (3), 5-7.
Jonathan Erlich of Israel and Rajeev Ram from the USA recorded the victory in one hour and 25 minutes to progress into the ATP World Tour 250 event final.
There were no breaks in the opening set, Erlich and Ram won a tie-breaker 7-3 to gain advantage. They also prevailed in the second set, breaking once more that the Austrian/French combination.
Stats: aces (4-6), double faults (2-4), total points won (72-73).
Sergiy and his partner Nicolas Mahut beat no.2 seeds Daniel Nestor and Adil Shamasdin 6-3, 6-4 in just 62 minutes on Friday to book semi-final spot at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, USA. Stako and Nicolas broke three times from seven opportunities, while their rivals capitalised on one of their two chances. Match statistics: aces (2-3), double faults (4-2), total points won (59-49).
Sergiy and Mahut will face Israeli/American combination of Jonathan Erlich and Rajeev Ram for a place in the final.
Sergiy suffered a 7-5, 7-6 (3) defeat by world no.31 Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Wednesday. The match lasted one hour and 20 minutes. Karlovic broke in the 11th game of the opening set and served it out 7-5.
The players traded breaks once in the second set. It went to a tie-breaker, which the towering Croat won 7-3 to seal his third victory in their five career meetings.
Stats: aces (2-18), double faults (6-4), total points won (62-73).
Stako and his doubles partner Nicolas Mahut will face no.2 seeds Daniel Nestor and Adil Shamasdin of Canada on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.
Sergiy beat world no.142 Farrukh Dustov of Uzbekistan in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to advance into the second round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, USA on Tuesday. Stako broke twice in each set to record the victory in one hour. Match statistics: aces (10-4), double faults (7-8), total points won (65-46). Sergiy will next take on no.2 seed Ivo Karlovic of Croatia for a place in the ATP World Tour 250 event quarter-final.
Stako paired with Nicolas Mahut in the doubles competition. They beat Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) and Marius Copil (ROM) on Monday 7-5, 4-6, 13-11 to reach the quarter-finals.
The Ukrainian/French duo will meet either Daniel Nestor/Adil Shamasdin (CAN, 2) or...