Sergiy’s US Open singles campaign came to an end on Friday, when he lost his third round match to no.19 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 5-7, 2-6 in two hours and two minutes.
Stako was broken four times from 14 opportunities, having failed to convert any of his two break point chances. The Frenchman was dominant in all aspects of the game. He improved to a perfect 5-0 H2H record against the Ukrainian no.2.
Stats: aces (3-14), double faults (5-0), winners (26-47), unforced errors (33-18), total points won (80-109).
Sergiy and and his partner Lucas Pouille fell to no.7 seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (ESP) 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 in the second round of the doubles competition.
Sergiy has booked his place in the third round of the US Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 win over his Ukrainian compatriot, world no.120 Illya Marchenko, in three hours and six minutes.
Stako converted five of his nine break point chances, while Marchenko capitalised on four of his 19 opportunities.
Stats: aces (10-8), double faults (3-5), total points won (143-128).
Sergiy next faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after the no.19 seed beat Marcel Granollers in straight sets. The Frenchman has a 4-0 H2H lead, they last met in 2012.
In the doubles competition opener, Sergiy and Frenchman Lucas Pouille beat Sergey Betov (BLR) and Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 7-6 (2), 6-4. They...
Sergiy is through to the second round of US Open 2015 after defeating no.72-ranked Australian John Millman in four sets, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, in two hours and 38 minutes.
Stako took the first set easily, breaking Millman three times. His game slipped considerably in the next set, as his rival made two breaks to level at one set apiece. The Kiev native won the third set tie-breaker and was firmly in control in the fourth set. He needed just one break to take the set and match.
Stats: aces (16-1), double faults (4-4), total points won (125-114).
Sergiy next faces either no.16 seed Gael Monfils (FRA) or Illya Marchenko (UKR).