Sergiy suffered a 5-7, 2-6 second round defeat to world no.41 Lukas Rosol at the BMW Open by FWU AG on Thursday. Players traded breaks once in the opening set before the match was suspended due to rain. Rosol was better after they came back on the court. The Czech made a crucial break to take the set 7-5, and kept the momentum going in the second set. Stako was broken twice more, which brought his ATP Munich campaign to an end.
Stats: aces (3-4), double faults (4-4), total points won (60-74).
Sergiy and Viktor Troicki lost their first round match in doubles on Wednesday, when they fell to top seeds Alexander Peya (AUT) and Bruno Soares (BRA) 7-5, 5-7, 4-10.
Sergiy wasted no time in his opening round match at the BMW Open by FWU AG on Tuesday. The Kiev native demolished world no.417 Mikhail Ledovskikh (LL) of Russia 6-0, 6-0 in just 36 minutes.
Stako broke six times from 10 opportunities and saved all three break points he faced in the first career meeting between the two.
Stats: aces (11-0), double faults (1-2), total points won (51-18).
Sergiy will face no.9 seed Lukas Rosol (CZE) for a place in the last eight at the ATP World Tour 250 event in Munich (2-0 H2H).
Sergiy has suffered a close 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2) first round defeat to world no.55 Borna Coric on Monday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest, Romania. The highly-contested match lasted two hours and 39 minutes.
Coric broke twice in the opening set for 6-2. The players traded breaks three times in the second set, it was the Kiev native who won a tie-breaker to force a decider.
Games went with serve, so the winner was determined in a tie-breaker. The Croatian hope sealed it 7-2 for a place in the last 16.
It was the second career encounter between the two, they are now tied 1-1 in H2H.
Stats: aces (5-2), double faults (0-2), total points won (115-127).
Sergiy’s 2015 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters campaign came to an end on Wednesday, when he lost to no.6 seed Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-7 (2). The second round highly-contested match lasted one hour and 43 minutes.
Stako and Berdych traded breaks once in the opening set. At 4-5 down, Sergiy fell 0-40 behind. He saved two break/set points, but the Czech converted his third chance to gain advantage.
Games went with serve in the second set. Berdych was convincing in a tie-breaker. He sealed it 7-2 to book his place in the last 16 of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.
Stats: aces (4-1), double faults (2-3), total points won (69-81).
With the win, Berdych improved to a...
Sergiy made a winning start to his Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters campaign with a tough-fought 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 victory over world no.57 Carreno Busta on Monday. It was the pair’s first meeting.
The match lasted two hours and 18 minutes.
Stako reached the second round after winning 74% of his first service points and converting two of 10 break point opportunities. The Kiev native saved five of seven break points he faced.
Stats: aces (11-6), double faults (3-3), total points won (111-107).
The ATP no.50 goes on to face no.6 seed Tomas Berdych (0-5 H2H). They last met in Indian Wells last month, the Czech won their second round encounter 6-1, 6-4.