Sergiy Stakhovsky life and biography

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Sergiy Stakhovsky biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kiev, Ukraine
Nationality : Ukrainian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-25
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Qatar Open in Doha

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Sergiy Stakhovsky is a Ukrainian professional tennis player.

CAREER:

Stakhovsky turned professional in 2003 and had been playing mostly at the Challenger level from 2005–2008. His career high in singles of #31 (September 2010) and his high of #86 in doubles (March 2009). He won his first career title on 1 March 2008, as a lucky loser ranked #209, defeating #1 seed Ivan Ljubičić in the final, thus becoming the first lucky loser to win a title since Christian Miniussi in 1991. He is noted for his backhand, which he can hit down the line or crosscourt. He is the older brother of tennis player Leonard Stakhovsky.

Singles Titles
2010: New Haven, s-Hertogenbosch
2009: St. Petersburg
2008: Zagreb

Doubles Titles
2010: Halle
2008: Moscow

2010

Stakhovsky continued his good form in Davis Cup play with two victories in Ukraine's tie against Latvia in the 1st round Europe/Africa Zone 1 tie. He also won his third career title, beating Janko Tipsarević in the final of the UNICEF Open – a tournament Stakhovsky did not receive a seeding for. At New Haven, he won his fourth career title with highlight wins over Tommy Robredo and Marcos Baghdatis, becoming the first Ukrainian to win two titles in a season since Andrei Medvedev in 1994.

At the 2010 US Open, after knocking out Australian Peter Luczak in the first round, Stakhovsky battled into the third round with a five-set win over American qualifier Ryan Harrison, coming back from triple match point down in a fifth-set tiebreaker to win a match marked by dramatic serve-and-volleying, rallies at net, and leaping overheads from both players. In the 3rd Round, Sergiy retired in the second set trailing Feliciano López with an infected toe.

Sergiy reached a career high ranking of 31 on 27 September 2010. He ended the 2010 season ranked #46 and will begin 2011 at the Qatar Open in Doha.

PERSONAL:
Began playing at age six in Kiev Olympic Stadium
Born in Kiev and now resides in Bratislava, Slovakia
Father, Eduard, is a urology professor; mother, Olga, is a retired university economics teacher; Has two brothers, Aleksandr (26, a doctor), who played basketball, and Leonard (15, who plays tennis)
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 favorite writers are Bulgakov, Sinkevich, Dominik Dan and Minaev
Enjoys all ball sports, especially soccer, basketball and table tennis
Also enjoys swimming and spending time with friends at cinema, bowling or playing billards
Favorite players growing up were Patrick Rafter and Pete Sampras
Also admired countryman Andrei Medvedev and watched a lot of his matches
Has a 12-6 career Davis Cup record (6-5 in singles) in seven ties
Physiotheraptis is Karol Guman and coached by Tibor Toth (since August 2007).

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