Ch Bratislava QF: Berankis def. Stakhovsky 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2

Filo V.
11-18-2011, 08:10 PM
Big win for Rycka, who is provisionally ranked in the top 100 with this result. Stakhovsky had a *6-1 lead in the first set tiebreaker, and Berankis played great points to get to 6-6 and return second serve, but eventually lost the set on a letcord. The final two sets he was great on return and controlled baseline rallies. Stakhovsky wasn't bad, but Berankis was the clear better player. Now Berankis plays Rosol for a spot in the finals.

11-18-2011, 08:11 PM
Expected as i said

Well done Rycka :yeah:

11-18-2011, 09:17 PM
well deserved!

11-18-2011, 09:21 PM
One of the best matches from Berankis I've ever seen. Keep it up!

11-18-2011, 09:37 PM
Ryćka kicked Chardy from TOP100 at the moment.

Filo V.
11-18-2011, 10:04 PM
He's actually tied for 100th with Chardy, but is a spot lower because he's played fewer tournaments. He needs to win the title here to assure himself of a chance to make the top 100 at the end of the season, as he defends titlist points next week in Helsinki.