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- Age: 27 (06.01.1986)
- Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
- Residence: Bratislava,Slovakia
- Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Website: http://www.sergiy-stakhovsky.com
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age six in Kiev Olympic Stadium…Father, Eduard, is a urology professor; mother, Olga, is a retired university economics teacher; Has two brothers, Aleksandr (a doctor, who is older), and Leonard, who plays tennis and is younger…Supports Ukraine Institute of Cancer…Speaks five languages - Ukranian, Slovak, Czech, Russian and English…Enjoys reading Russian classics with some easy reading mixed in and favourite writers are Bulgakov, Sinkevich and Dominik Dan…Enjoys all ball sports, especially football, basketball and table tennis…Also enjoys swimming and spending time with friends at the cinema, bowling or playing billards…Favourite players growing up were Patrick Rafter and Pete Sampras…Also admired countryman Andrei Medvedev and watched a lot of his matches…Member of ATP Player Council from June 2012-14...Wife, Anfisa Bulgakova (married 24 September 2011)
2012 -- The No. 2 Ukrainian (behind No. 18 Dolgopolov) finished just outside Top 100 for 1st time since ‘07 with best result QF in Stockholm where he beat F. Lopez along way (l. to No. 7 Tsonga)...Qualified in Winston-Salem and reached 3R with wins over Muller and Andujar (l. to Tsonga). Went 0-5 vs. Top 10 opponents during season...In Grand Slam play, won a round at Australian Open (d. countryman Marchenko, l. to Anderson) and Roland Garros with biggest win of season over countryman No. 19 Dolgopolov (l. to Haas)...In limited Challenger play, reached final at Furth (l. to Kavcic) in June...
2011 -- The No. 2 Ukrainian (behind No. 16 Dolgopolov) finished in Top 75 for 4th straight year, highlighted by QF in Sydney (l. to Gulbis), Dubai (l. to Federer) and Winston-Salem (l. to Benneteau)...His best Grand Slam result was 3R at Australian Open (l. to Robredo) and Roland Garros (l. to No. 7 Ferrer)...Went 0-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 14-14 on hard, 10-10 on clay and 1-3 on grass...
2010 -- The top Ukrainian finished in Top 50 for first time highlighted by a career-high ranking (No. 31) and a pair of titles…In March, reached 3rd RD in Miami*…In May, advanced to QF on clay in Nice…One month later, claimed first grass title in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (d. Tipsarevic)…Was 1-6 after that until claiming New Haven title in August (d. Istomin)…In final Grand Slam event, reached a career-best 3rd RD at US Open with fifth set tie-break win over Harrison (l. to Lopez)…In doubles, claimed title in Halle (w/ Youzhny)…Earned a career-high $650,838.
2009 -- The top Ukrainian improved his year-end ranking for a seventh consecutive season, highlighted by winning his second career ATP World Tour title…Posted a personal-best 16 match wins…Opened season with QF in Doha (l. to eventual champion Murray) and following month added same result in Zagreb (l. to Troicki)…Qualified four times into a tournament, including Roland Garros (d. Dabul, l. to Djokovic), Queen’s, Moscow and St. Petersburg where he saved a match point in final against Zeballos in third set tie-break…Was one of three qualifiers to win an ATP World Tour title during season…In Challenger play, compiled a 15-12 record with runner-up at Mons, Belgium (l. to Tipsarevic) and SF at Trnava…Compiled a 13-8 record on hard and 2-4 on clay…Earned a career-high $380,583...
2008 -- The top Ukrainian was first player from his country to finish in Top 100 since Andrei Medvedev was No. 58 in 2000...In March, won his first ATP title as lucky loser...Also won one Challenger title in two finals...Earned spot in Zagreb main draw after Llodra withdrew...Defeated Karlovic, Troicki, Tipsarevic, Bolelli and Ljubicic to become first lucky loser to win an ATP title since Christian Miniussi in November 1991...Also first Ukrainian ATP titlist since Medvedev in May 1997 at AMS Hamburg...Afterwards, jumped from No. 209 to No. 123 in South African Airways ATP Rankings...Went winless in ATP/Challenger main draw action through July, but qualified for first Grand Slam at Wimbledon (l. to Ferrer)...In four tournament Challenger stretch, was a finalist in Penza (l. to Dorsch), winner at Segovia (d. Alves), and SF at Istanbul and Cherkassy...Cracked Top 100 at No. 91 on Aug. 18 and reached career-high No. 74 on November 17...In doubles, won Challengers at Ostrava (w/Zib) and Orleans (w/Zovko) and was runner-up at Zagreb (w/Zib) and Cherkassy (w/Bubka)...Earned a career-high $252,563.
2007 – Reached final at Kuala Lumpur Challenger (l. to Schuettler), SF at Recanati and QF at Waikoloa and Cherbourg Challengers...Made lone ATP appearances as a qualifier in Delray Beach (l. to Falla) and San Jose (l. to Pless).
2006 – Finished No. 180, highlighted by Challenger SF results in Cordoba and Istanbul...In Davis Cup play, lost to Greg Rusedski of Great Britain 9-7 in fifth set in 2nd RD tie on clay and lost to Andy Murray in reverse match... Best win came in October over No. 21 Tursunov in 1st RD of Moscow before losing to Clement in 2nd RD...
2005 – In February, advanced to first ATP QF with wins over C. Rochus and No. 29 Ancic before losing to Soderling...Later in year, defeated Alexander Popp in 1st RD in St. Petersburg before losing to Carlsen in three tie-break sets in next round...Reached three SF in Challenger play...
2004 – Advanced to Futures final in Ukraine (l. to Bruthans)...Lost to Davydenko in ATP debut in Moscow...Reached two Challenger QF at Dnepropetrovsk and Milan...
2003 – In only second event of year, reached QF at Futures event in Uzbekistan...Also reached QF at Samarkand Challenger...
On 26 June, the Ukrainian recorded one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history by beating seven-time champion and World No. 3 Federer in 2R; it ended Federer’s run of 36 straight Grand Slam championship QFs…It was Federer’s worst defeat at tour-level since he lost to No. 154 Ancic in 2002 Wimbledon 1R...It was Stakhovsky’s first-ever victory over a Top 10 player in 21 meetings…It was Federer’s earliest defeat at a Grand Slam championship since losing in the 2003 Roland Garros 1R…It was Federer’s worst defeat at a major (or any event) since losing to No. 154 Ancic in 2002 Wimbledon 1R…It was Federer’s first defeat by a player ranked outside the Top 100 since losing to No. 101 Gasquet in the 2005 Monte Carlo QFs…It was also the earliest defeat for a Wimbledon defending champion since 2002 champion Hewitt lost to Karlovic in the 2003 1R…
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