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Ukraine - Sergiy Stakhovsky

Kristen
03-07-2005, 01:32 PM
Well, if the truth be known... I actually found him by mistake. I thought he was someone else...then I thought he was Philipp Kohlschrieber.

Here's an interview with him from Milan:
http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/stakhovsky_milan.wma

And some photos from the US Open last year (2004) where he lost the final to Andy Murray. He seems like a nice guy, and I hope he does well in the transition to the grown-ups tour.

Luvthief
04-06-2005, 11:00 PM
Yes, I would join you in your optimism. :)
Go Sergiy!

Kristen
02-20-2006, 08:55 AM
Sergiy in first round qualifying of Sydney(2006), versus Stefan Koubek. :wavey:

Nedved Rosicky
03-01-2008, 03:13 AM
Sergiy in his first ATP final as a Lucky Loser, he will play Ljubicic.

“It’s like a dream,” said Stakhovsky, who will play in his first final, adding he will send a text message to Llodra to thank him for withdrawing. :lol:

Kristen
03-02-2008, 04:04 AM
Amazing.

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2008/stakhovsky_zagrebfinal.jpg
Lucky loser Sergiy Stakhovsky, a 22-year-old from Ukraine, playing in his first career ATP singles final, defeated top seed and local favorite Ivan Ljubicic 7-5, 6-4 to win the PBZ Zagreb Indoors.

Stakhovsky, who came in ranked No. 209 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, is the first lucky loser to win an ATP title since Argentine Christian Miniussi at Sao Paulo on Nov. 10, 1991 and the first player from Ukraine to win an ATP title since Andrei Medvedev won ATP Masters Series Hamburg in May 1997.

"I definitely surprised myself with my mental side that I could stand over to win the matches," said Stakhovsky. "It wasn't easy, to go when you serve for the match against against Karlovic, or Tipsarevic or any other player, in the far stages of the tournament such as the quarterfinals, semifinals or final. It's really not easy. I am just surprised the way I handled this."

In the final, Stakhovsky broke in the 11th game of the opening set and ninth game of the second set before serving out both sets. He converted two of five break points while saving the one break point he faced.

After losing in the last round of qualifying to Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia, Stakhovsky gained entry into the main draw when Michael Llodra withdrew. In the first round, Stakhovsky defeated No. 2 seed Ivo Karlovic, then No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic in the quarterfinals before beating top seed Ljubicic in the title match.

"For me it was easier because I was the lucky loser and under less pressure than he was because he was in front of the home crowd. But it was a really close match and it's hard to explain what happened. It was just a close match, and I was just a little bit more lucky, a couple of shots that actually decided the match and I am really happy to win this title."

Stakhovsky is the fifth lucky loser to win an ATP title (since 1978), joining Miniussi, Francisco Clavet (1990 Hilversum), Bill Scanlon (1978 Maui) and Heinz Gunthardt (1978 Springfield).

Ljubicic was appearing in his third straight Zagreb final, winning the title two years ago and reaching the final in 2007-08. It was the No. 1 Croat's 20th career ATP final (8-12).

"Sergiy played unbelieveable," said Ljubicic. "Since he lost in qualies, he played some fantanstic matches, (against) Karlovic, Tipsarevic, Bolelli and myself and he was just too good. I tried everything and didn't work and he won his first title and it's great for him but I am also happy with the finals. I am feeling good and hope my form is going to come back more consistently and now with the Masters Series coming up, the last two years I've played well there and hope to play well again."

Jelena_78
03-16-2008, 07:29 PM
Sarajevo Challenger Main Draw:

Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR [1] vs. Jan Mertl CZE
Ivan Cerovic CRO vs. Mirza Basic BIH [WC]
Ilia Bozoljac SRB vs. Aldin Setkic BIH [WC]
Alexander Peya AUT [5] vs. Lukas Rosol CZE

Alexandre Kudryavtsev RUS [4] vs. Jan Vacek CZE
Karol Beck SVK vs. Matwe Middelkoop NED
Adrian Mannarino FRA vs. Karlis Lejnieks LAT [Q]
Gary Lugassy FRA [6] vs. Igor Zelenay SVK [Q]

Martin Slanar AUT [7] vs. Robert Raguz CRO [WC]
Marsel Ilhan TUR vs. Andis Juska LAT
Björn Rehnquist SWE vs. Frederik Nielsen DEN
Andreas Beck GER [3] vs. Martin Fischer AUT

Pavel Snobel CZE [8] vs. Johan Brunström SWE [Q]
Ivan Zovko CRO [WC] vs. Lars Uebel GER [Q]
Marko Tkalec SLO vs. Noam Okun ISR
Matthias Bachinger GER [2] vs. Daniel Brands GER

*esther*
04-01-2008, 02:07 PM
I was so regretted not to take photo with him when he was playing in 2007 KL Challenger. DAMN regret!!
I saw him tonnes of times walked pass me side-by-side! :(

Bella_Har
01-09-2009, 12:22 PM
Sergiy's photos

http://sapronov-tennis.org/rus/?p=gallery&player_id=176

Truc
01-15-2009, 04:33 PM
He gave an interview in Le Parisien today to talk about the corruption on the tour:Un joueur dénonce la corruption
SON NOM ne vous dira sans Sdoute rien. Serguei Stakhovsky (23 ans) est encore un joueur méconnu. Quart-de-finaliste du tournoi de Doha la semaine passée (battu par Murray), il s’est hissé au 83e rang mondial. Mais si personne n’a encore osé dénoncer la corruption dans le tennis, l’Ukrainien, lui, a choisi de briser la loi du silence. Il jette une lumière crue sur la face cachée de l’un des sports les plus populaires au monde.

- Avez-vous déjà été approché pour truquer un match ?
- Oui, plusieurs fois (silence). Je l’ai été dans des Challengers (des tournois de faible importance). Cela s’est passé en République tchèque et en Ukraine. Par des personnes étrangères au tournoi, j’en suis convaincu.

- Il y a longtemps ?
- L’année dernière et l’année d’avant. Au total trois fois.

- Comment vous ont-ils abordé ?
- Cela se passe ainsi : ils vous appellent. Ils ont votre numéro — on ne sait pas comment — et puis ils vous proposent de l’argent pour perdre votre match.

« Beaucoup de têtes d’affiche ont cédé à la tentation »
- Quelle a été votre réaction sur le coup ?
- Vous êtes tiraillé entre deux sentiments. Soit vous acceptez cette situation, soit vous refusez. Mais là, les remords vous dévorent. Imaginez : on vous propose 25 000 € cash pour perdre au premier tour d’un Challenger. C’est énorme, surtout quand vous savez que le gain pour une victoire dans le tournoi est de 6 000 €. Là, ils vous en donnent quatre fois plus. Moi, je me sentais mal. J’ai refusé évidemment. Mais quand vous commencez à perdre sur le court, vous vous dites : « Je suis vraiment bête. J’aurais pu gagner beaucoup d’argent sans rien faire. »

- Pourquoi avez-vous décidé de parler ?
- Je veux montrer à quel point la pratique de la corruption est fréquente dans les Challengers. Et que les petits joueurs comme nous n’avons pas d’autre choix que d’accepter le système pour survivre même si, moi, je n’ai jamais accepté.

- Qui est derrière tout ça ? La mafia ?
- Il ne faut pas se leurrer. Les joueurs peuvent se faire de l’argent facile grâce à ces gens. Si tous ces joueurs disaient : «On va arrêter ce cirque, on ne va plus truquer de matchs », ils s’en iraient très facilement. Mais ce n’est pas aussi simple. Ils font vivre pas mal de joueurs qui sont dans le besoin.

- Y a-t-il des têtes d’affiche qui ont cédé à la tentation ?
- Oui. Il y en a beaucoup. Je ne vais pas citer de noms. Mais pour eux, c’est de l’argent facile. Encore plus facile que de jouer un match. Pourquoi ne pas le faire alors ? De toute façon, c’est sans risque. Il faut vraiment être idiot pour se faire épingler.

« Ces mecs-là sont désespérés. Ils ne veulent pas finir prof de tennis »
- Combien sont-ils ?
- Dans les cent premiers, cela se limite à 10 ou 15 % des joueurs. Pas plus que ça. Ce sont toujours les mêmes qui reviennent. Combien de matchs chaque joueur peut-il laisser filer en une saison ? Pas tant que ça. Deux, grand maximum. Après, ça devient compliqué.

- Aucun joueur n’est en sécurité en somme ?
- Mais regardez comment fonctionnent les tournois. N’importe qui peut acheter son billet, rentrer dans l’enceinte et venir nous parler. On est des proies faciles.

- Alors pourquoi certains grands joueurs font la sourde oreille et affirment que tout cela est pure spéculation ?
- Ils vivent dans un autre monde. Je suis copain avec pas mal de joueurs russes. Ils sont conscients de ce qui se passe. Mais certains ne veulent pas ouvrir les yeux. Beaucoup de joueurs de l’élite se fichent complètement de nous. Ces mecs-là gagnent beaucoup d’argent. Ils amassent des fortunes. Evidemment, ils vont tous vous dire : « Le tennis est beau. »

- Est-ce si difficile de s’en sortir dans les Challengers ?
- Ces mecs-là sont désespérés. Ils n’ont pas un sou. Ils n’ont pas d’autre choix que d’accepter la corruption pour survivre. Ils veulent continuer leur carrière et ne pas finir comme prof de tennis dans un club à 27 ans. Pour eux, le fait d’accepter de l’argent est une manière de tenir le coup sur la durée, de rentrer dans leurs frais. Cela leur donne des raisons d’espérer.

- Comment endiguer ce phénomène ?
- L’ATP (l’association des joueurs) devrait d’abord mieux répartir les sommes pour que tout le monde s’y retrouve. Ensuite, elle doit adopter une tout autre approche. Au lieu de s’en prendre aux tricheurs, il vaudrait mieux s’attaquer aux corrupteurs. Prendre le mal à la racine.
Propos recueillis par Jérôme Jurion et Araz Gulekjian

valexie03
01-15-2009, 06:06 PM
Quite frank :worship: I hope someone from the ATP will read this interview, although I doubt they'll do something about it :(

Junkyard Racket
10-20-2009, 12:36 PM
In Moscow, Sergiy got an easy win today over the Russian teen Mikhail Biryukov. Stakhovsky should be able to do some damage on an indoor hardcourt like the one in Moscow. :)

Minorellen
11-04-2009, 05:00 AM
Sergiy Stakhovsky: maybe, this title isn’t the last in this season?

It is always nice to communicate with Stakhovsky. Sergiy always analyzes his matches with a lot of pleasure and it doesn’t depend on result. Today’s match was not only victorious, it was also instructive.

When a hopeless struggle turns into a battle with an unknown finish… Prescription of the winner is priceless for other potential champions. Sergiy talked about it to sapronov-tennis.org portal. Stakhovsky has a logo of the portal on his shoulder.

Sergiy, let’s remember the key moments of the match. What happened to you then? What did you think about?

- There were different episodes. On the set-break I tried to collect myself to find the ways to struggle. I knew that it wasn’t Federer on the other side of the court and I will surely have a chance.

- Do you think Horacio played so good in the first set that you had no chances?

- He played brilliantly not only during the first set. He played at a high level during the whole match. I had to find the way to compete. And I did it. I thought it would become better for me to play. However it became even worse. But it was completely another game.

- A game which standstilled in the tenth game of the third set?

- What can I say… At that point it seemed to me that I was empty. This week is the second in a row, where I played nearly without a rest. At the decisive point I was exhausted. I gave my serve to the opponent. And I thought the match was nearly over. I cannot estimate the price of the fact I was able to collect myself again. It was like an extra-effort, super-concentration, which helped me to win eventually.

- Can you compare two finals in Zagreb and here in St. Petersburg?

- I would say these two matches were completely different. It’s great they finished in the same way. However it was much easier to play in Zagreb, because I did everything successfully. And it was very tough for me to overcome obstacles here. Spectators? Obviously, there weren’t too much of them. However, in Zagreb there were fewer spectators I guess. Honestly, I wasn’t too disappointed with an empty stands. I didn’t pay attention on that. But in Zagreb spectators were much louder.

- What's next, rest?

- A short one. The next week is in Paris. Why shouldn’t I try? Maybe this title isn’t the last in this season? (laughs)

- Before this week nearly all Ukrainian ATP players have won a title at Challengers and only the leader of the National Team Sergiy Stakhovsky was without a title in 2009…

- So let this title be added to the great achievements of our players in this year! I’m very happy for our players! I’m always happy, when they win. I would like all these wins to help other players, who are following us. I would like everybody to know that we have talented young players, who are able to win and are full of desire to be successful! We should help them and not reproach them for their failures on a hard way. Not everyone is able to come through the press of disbelief. Belief in yourself is a great part of the win.

- And the last question. When are you going to Ukraine?

- I think soon. I will be in Kiev soon. And than possibly I will visit Kharkiv. Alona Bondarenko organizes master-class with the invitation of Yuriy Sapronov. I think it would be great for Sergiy Stakhovsky to do the same thing! I’m grateful for everybody who supports me and I want to be grateful not only with the words, but also with the deal. Best regards to all Ukrainian supporters. I’m sure our biggest wins are in the future! It is vitally important for us not to be disturbed…


http://sapronov-tennis.org/?p=press&type=interview&id=845

Bashak
11-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Stakhovsky is somehow injured in his qualy match against Clement and retired. There are pics of him in a wheelchair :sad:
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/album/2009qualifs4/medium/0007.jpg
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/album/2009qualifs4/medium/0008.jpg
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/album/2009qualifs4/medium/0009.jpg

Minorellen
11-26-2009, 07:28 AM
http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/127/5130.jpg

Minorellen
11-26-2009, 07:34 AM
http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/126/5095.jpg
http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/126/5109.jpg

Master-class pix http://sapronov-tennis.org/?p=gallery1&sp=gallery&page=1&id=126

Interview
Sergiy Stakhovsky: atmosphere was fantastic!

Master-class for young tennis players at the ‘Sport&Court’ Center passed smoothly. It was so interesting and full of content. After two press-conferences for young players and for journalists Sergiy gave an interview for sapronov-tennis.org.

- Sergiy, share your emotions after the master-class in Kharkiv. By the way, has it been your first master-class ever?
- My impressions are positive. Actually, I’m for the first time in Kharkiv and I hope I’ll have time to see the city… this master-class was the first I held. A long time ago I and Orest Tereshchuk gave some classes to the young tennis players in Zaporozhye but it definitely was not a master-class itself as there were less than ten children and no officials and media. Nowadays in Kharkiv it was completely different – two big player teams who managed to make me almost “dead” (laughing). The atmosphere was great, I enjoyed it. I hope that children liked it too.

Did you notice among young players anyone with outstanding game, technical skills? Are there any perspective players?
- Everyone tries to demonstrate the best skills so every child attracts attention. Of course, someone can show the best conditions at the moment but it doesn’t really matter during the master-class. When I started my career I hadn’t possibility to match with the TOP-players but to have it means a lot. Conducting a class I just want to help them, to show that hard-working let your dreams come true. Impossible is nothing.
- What is the most vivid tennis memory from your childhood? What is it hard to forget: first serves, first tournaments or the first victory?
- I have a lot of memories (laughing). For example, about my first tournament among the first formers. Then I attended the second class but was seven years old. So I was eligible to participate. I and my mother went to the upper courts of the Republic Stadium and I asked her to say that I attended the first class. But eventually, it became clear that I attended the second and I was not allowed to participate. I was very disappointed and cried on the way home. So this was my first tournament. Another vivid memory is when I was a ball-boy on the Kyiv Open tournament. I was happy to be near a real tennis stars.
- Now you are an idol for young players. Who was the first professional you started to communicate with when you became a high-level player? How did you meet Andrej Medvedev to start with?
- Many years ago, I don’t remember for sure when, I started to look for a coach in Kyiv and Medvedev offered to work with Andriy Rybalko. We met and played with Medvedev at the Meridian Center. It was the first and the latest meeting with him. No cooperation followed.
- With who did you contacted when you moved to Slovakia?
- With Thomas Berdyh. I’m still in touch with him. We were the same age, played in Prostejov, met for dinners and spent a lot of time together. Also I have a relationship with Irdzi Novak. He has already finished his career but that time he was in TOP-5. I was amazed how open, modesty and ordinary he was. There was no “star” disease or distance between him and others though he was a great player. He easily could take a taxi if he somehow was not met at the airport by tournament representatives.
- Tell us about the next season start.
- As usual I’m going to play in Doha, then in Australia. I’m not going to play in Sydney but if somebody withdraws in Kuyong, I’ll play there. I want to show my best at the Australian Slam.
- What is your forecast for final tournament in London?
- I’ve seen Djokovic vs Davydenko and I really don’t know what to say… My forecast – Davydenko, Murray, Djokovic and Federer go to the semis. Next it depends on the draw. Now it’s rather hard to predict but I’ll give my priority to Djokovic as he plays fantastic. Whether he can keep his conditions, it depends on him but he is confident, ready. He has won two titles recently so he can be a bit tired but still he is my favorite.
- Thank you, Sergiy, good luck!

Andrew Romanyuk, sapronov-tennis.org
http://sapronov-tennis.org/?p=press&type=interview&id=872

Kezzi
06-17-2010, 06:55 PM
My photos from the Unicef Open 2010. Just a practice, cause I was there Sunday and Monday.
If you click on the photos, it'll take you to the bigger size on Flickr. :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4709193337_eb889d2ab8_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33890492@N02/4709193337/in/set-72157624171832219) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4709835536_19a25756d6_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33890492@N02/4709835536/in/set-72157624171832219) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4709835636_968a6acd7e_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33890492@N02/4709835636/in/set-72157624171832219) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4709835816_5bfc4eca74_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33890492@N02/4709835816/in/set-72157624171832219) http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4709193701_c81b9b07a7_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/33890492@N02/4709193701/in/set-72157624171832219)

Kezzi
06-17-2010, 07:05 PM
and I see no one posted it here, so while I'm posting anyway, I could do it too. :)
He won the doubles at the Gerry Weber Open with Youzhny. :bounce:

4:6, 7:5, 10:7 - it took Sergiy Stakhovsky/Mikhail Youzhny three sets to win the doubles title which they celebrated by showering each other with champaign. They defeated Martin Damm/Filip Polasek.

Whole article here: http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/current-news/news-gerry-weber-open/?id=4398
Pics on FB: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?pid=199805&id=124213910943281&fbid=127677943930211

Kezzi
06-18-2010, 08:19 PM
He's in the final. :bounce:

Kezzi
06-19-2010, 02:27 PM
Sergiy played a great final today. :woohoo: He beat Tipsarevic in just 55 minuten, 6-3, 6-0 and didn't lose a set on his way to the win. After the last point it started raining, the ceremony was held in the pouring rain, but Sergiy was still smiling of course. :)
http://www.unicefopen.nl/images/stories/stakhovsky_1-web.jpg
I don't know if people outside NL can watch the video of the matches, but all of them can be found here: www.unicefopen.tv The final is not uploaded yet, I think they will do so later today.

Kezzi
06-22-2010, 07:52 PM
Sergiy retired in the match today against Querrey due to illness.
Apparently he was feeling unwell the whole time and couldn't deal with the heat. :awww:

Get well soon Sergiy. :hug:

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/match_reports/2010-06-22/201006221277209270379.html

<Eve>
06-24-2010, 10:41 AM
haha eliane, all talking to yourself... :o
hope he gets better soon :D :hug:

Kezzi
06-26-2010, 10:13 PM
I think he feels better now. He had a cold and a fever, so nothing long term. Just bad timing for his first round match, he really looked unwell. :awww:
But together with Lacko he won the 2nd round doubles of third seeds Dlouhy/Paes. :bounce: in 5 sets: 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 7-5.

raahaat7
06-27-2010, 02:29 AM
I think he feels better now. He had a cold and a fever, so nothing long term. Just bad timing for his first round match, he really looked unwell. :awww:
But together with Lacko he won the 2nd round doubles of third seeds Dlouhy/Paes. :bounce: in 5 sets: 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 7-5.

Looking forward to their encounter with Bopanna/Qureshi.

Kezzi
08-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Sergiy made it to the final by beating Thiemo de Bakker in 83 minutes, 6-3, 6-4. :bounce: He's featured on the atp homepage too. :) He'll play Troicki or Istomin next.

Kezzi
08-29-2010, 11:38 AM
He won his 4th title :bounce: I love how they write 'Stakhovsky stays perfect' at the ATP :D
And his photo with the trophy is really cute, he's holding it like a baby :awww:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/08/34/New-Haven-Saturday-Stakhovsky-Takes-Title.aspx

edit: I attached another picture with the trophy. :D

Minorellen
09-17-2010, 06:51 AM
Sergiy Stakhovsky: I’m proud to be a Ukrainian citizen

http://sapronov-tennis.org/files/stakhovsky_int.jpg

Sergiy Stakhovsky has been a permanent leader of the Ukrainian Davis Cup team and this year he made a real breakthrough in ATP tour. He has won two titles and got to No. 32 in ATP ranking. Except tennis Sergiy is a very interesting and versatile person, whose life is not limited with the court. In his exclusive interview to Ukrainian Tennis Portal Sergiy told about who had taken him to tennis, about piano lessons, golf and friendship with Mikhail Youzhny, about his childhood memories and about his love to homeland.

- Sergiy, during your visit to Kharkiv you played golf in Superior Golf Club. When did you get known with this sport?

- It happened in the US, about a year before my first visit to Superior. First I didn’t do well and honestly, I didn’t like golf at start. It is too calm, you walk a lot and there are too many rules and ethics, which I haven’t understood first. But then I started playing more often and started doing better. Then I came to Kharkiv and saw that this sport is starting to develop in our country. Now I’m trying to use every opportunity to play golf. But of course, this sport takes a lot of time.

- As we know, many tennis players like golf. Have you ever played with one of them on one field?

- Lots of tennis players like golf. About 60-70 percent. I know that Nadal and Petzschner are very good. I played with Czech Martin Damm, Slovakian doubles player Polasek. Tennis players like golf. Because on tennis tournaments there are opportunities to play on good fields, where it is very complicated to get. It is always interesting to play on fields, where professional golf players perform.

- People say that golf is a good mental relaxation…

- Yes, I would like to say that golf is a perfect mental rest with a good walk.

- Sergiy, tell us about the idea of “Ace The Cancer Fund”.

- I wanted to do something good. We’ve thought for a long time and finally got an idea: “Ace the Cancer”. I liked this idea very much. The National Institute of Cancer also liked this idea and they agreed to work together. I’m really happy to this cooperation. I’m also negotiating about exhibition matches is support of the Fund and of the idea itself. I want to involve some other players, but they are still hesitating. I’ve told them that it’s not necessary to support the Institute, that I’m supporting the Institute. Everything depends on their willing. But our negotiations are moving forward. I’m a newbie in such things, but everything goes well bit by bit.

- Do you know, how much money have you already sent to help in fight against cancer?

- No, I didn’t count (smiling). I know that I’ve served lots of aces in the US. On the press conference in Kyiv there will be a representative of the National Institute of Cancer. We’ll see, how much money I will send.

- Sergiy, how did you make a decision to start playing tennis? Your father is a doctor…

- Honestly, my grandfather took me to play tennis. When I was a child I have been singing, drawing, playing the piano…

- Did you play well on the piano?

- I played for a very long time. I didn’t want to do that, but I did well. However, it was very long time ago. I remember, when I was eight, I had a concert, played in four hands with one boy. I was dressed in a suite with a bow tie (laughs).

- And what about singing?

- I know exactly, that I’m not a good singer (laughs). I have a good rumor, but don’t have the voice. I memorize words fast, but can’t sing a song.

- When you were at school, you…

- I learned in School No. 92. Big thanks to the director (laughs).

- Which were your favorite subjects? What was more interesting for you, what was less?

- I liked literature, Ukrainian language. I liked maths, but when it came to algebra, I started having problems. Thanks God, my father knew a good teacher, who helped me with this subject. Then I liked algebra. I had problems with biology and chemistry. I didn’t like subjects, where I needed to learn something by heart, instead of thinking logically.

- What is your most vivid childhood memory, which you will remember for all your life?

- Unfortunately, my most vivid memories are bad. I remember, I wanted to perform in the tournament for first-year students, but I was in the second form. I came to school when I was six. I asked my mom to say that I have been in the first form, but she said that I was seven years old and it didn’t matter in which form I was studying. I wasn’t accepted to the tournament, because I was in the second form. I was really confused. I cried, walking behind my mother. I couldn’t believe she said I wasn’t in the first form (smiling).

- Your father is a doctor. Was it easier for you to choose your own way, not becoming a doctor? Your older brother decided to become a doctor.

- When my older brother decided to be a doctor, it was easier for me, because I didn’t feel pressure about it. My brother likes medicine. Honestly, I don’t like to see blood. I couldn’t see the films of surgeries of my dad, I couldn’t be a doctor at all.

- Your younger brother Leonard decided to become a tennis player. Was it because of you, were you an idol for him?

- I think, yes. When he was small, he travelled with me to the tournaments. My mother came with me and took Leonard with us. At the moment he is trying and learning to play tennis.

- As every tennis player, you don’t have lots of free time for sure. Of course, partly, you spend this time with your relatives and a girlfriend. But how do you spend the rest of time? Maybe, reading books, watching films…

- I like reading very much. Fortunately, there is plenty of free time in the plane. That’s why I have what to do during flights. However, I didn’t take books to the US in the last time. They weight too much and I don’t like digital books, because you don’t have the feeling of turning pages.

- Music? Do you visit concerts?

- Actually, I like all music genres. The last concert where I’ve been was the concert of Rihanna in Toronto. My older brother is having practice in Toronto and he asked me to go with him. It was my first day after arrival to Canada. The show was good, but I was really tired and couldn’t assess the concert completely. The only thing was that I didn’t go to bed early that day and it helped me to acclimatize faster.

- When Mikhail Youzhny was asked about friendship in ATP Tour, he named you. How did your friendship with Mikhail start?

- Really? It’s really nice (smiling). Honestly, we have always had good relationships. We met at the Kremlin Cup for the first time, when I was only starting my career. Then we met rarely, because we had been playing different tournaments. When I improved my ranking, we started meeting much more often and communicated a lot. We have mutual friends. Mikhail is a very interesting person. He is very friendly and doesn’t’ like too much attention to him. He doesn’t like large crowed around him. The circle of his friends is very limited and I’m very happy to stay in this circle.

- Do you think your friendship helps you to perform in doubles matches, when it is important to be a strong team?

- I like to play doubles with Mikhail very much. Friendship beyond the court helps me to play in doubles matches a lot. Of course, there is a little pressure, because I know that Mikhail plays doubles better than me, but I like to perform with him. He always supports me and wouldn’t say something bad, even if I make a big mistake.

- Do you have friends among tennis players, except Youzhny?

- Actually, I don’t have any problems in communicating with others. I’m a social person. I communicate a lot with Slovakian and Czech players on practices.

- Are you still speaking on five languages, including Czech and Slovakian?

- Yes. At the moment I’m trying to practice Ukrainian. I speak rarely on this language. When I speak to the press from Western Ukraine, I try to speak Ukrainian. It’s not so easy. Because I lack practice and I need several seconds to find appropriate words. But I’m trying. It is easier with Czech and Slovakian, because I have a lot of practice.

- Sergiy, this year you’ve made a big progress in ATP Tour. Did other players change their relation to you after it?

- I don’t think that something has changed. At least, I didn’t feel it. I have never been hurt by anybody, even when I was at the end of TOP-100. Maybe they changed their relation to me as a player, because I started playing better, but as a human, anything has changed.

- Which qualities are most important in people in your opinion? Is there something what you can’t forgive?

- Probably, I’m a resentful person. I can forgive, but the pain stays inside of me for a long time. I can’t accept deception, dishonesty and people, who don’t have any moral principles. I hate people who are interested only in money. I appreciate kindness and decency in people.

- Can you call yourself a religious person? Do you believe in God?

- It is a very serious question. It’s hard to say. Some people are very religious. But this question is very individual. I believe that there is something above us and I don’t know if it is God or not. But I believe that everything happens because of something. I’m orthodox, but I can’t name myself a religious person.

- Many sportsmen, still staying professionals, become interesting for various political structures. Did it happen to you?

- To say truth, I’m not interested in politics. I don’t understand anything in politics and I’m not going to get into it. The only thing I could say is that our country is young and someday the situation will change for better. At least I couldn’t do politics, being a professional player. After retirement I would like to be connected with sport. I would like to do something good for my country. And in order to do something I will need to be connected with politics. Even to work in the Ukrainian Tennis Federation is partly politics. I want to believe that the government will pay more attention to sport. At the moment I have no political preferences.

- You are being a permanent leader of the Ukrainian Davis Cup Team in the last years. Are you proud to be a Ukrainian citizen?

- Without a doubt, I’m proud to be a Ukrainian citizen. I’m really happy that in decisive moment the President of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation Mr. Vadim Shulman helped me to make the right decision. I’m very grateful to him. I’m happy to play for my country. From the first notes of the National Anthem of Ukraine I feel goose bumps on my skin. It’s a unique feeling.

- Thanks for the interview, Sergiy, good luck in upcoming tournaments.


by Olena Kaydalova, sapronov-tennis.org




http://sapronov-tennis.org/?p=press&type=interview&id=1317

Minorellen
09-17-2010, 07:10 AM
Some photos of Sergiy playing golf in Kharkiv

http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/144/9530.jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/144/9524.jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/144/9531.jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/144/9537.jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/144/9541.jpg

the rest of the pictures http://sapronov-tennis.org/?p=gallery&id=144

Kezzi
09-17-2010, 08:09 PM
Great interview and amazing photos! :worship:

But I don't understand this part:
- When you were at school, you…

- I learned in School No. 92. Big thanks to the director (laughs).
Is it something Ukrainian?

emotion
09-17-2010, 08:14 PM
Youzhny his BFF shocks me

Kezzi
09-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Youzhny his BFF shocks me
Why?

emotion
09-17-2010, 08:28 PM
They struck me as rather different

Kezzi
09-17-2010, 09:27 PM
I don't know... Somehow I didn't expect them to be, but when I first heard it, I wasn't surprised either. :)

Minorellen
09-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Great interview and amazing photos! :worship:

But I don't understand this part:
- When you were at school, you…

- I learned in School No. 92. Big thanks to the director (laughs).
Is it something Ukrainian?


I just started a question about his favourite sufjects in school but Sergiy just made a joke that director of his school helped him in some way, so later I had to repeat initial question

Kezzi
09-18-2010, 11:19 AM
I just started a question about his favourite sufjects in school but Sergiy just made a joke that director of his school helped him in some way, so later I had to repeat initial question
You actually did the interview with him?! :worship: I always think he would be a great person to interview from what I've seen before in press conferences and such. :)

I don't understand the joke though. :lol:

Minorellen
09-18-2010, 11:24 AM
You actually did the interview with him?! :worship: I always think he would be a great person to interview from what I've seen before in press conferences and such. :)

I don't understand the joke though. :lol:

Yes, it was me :) (Golf-photos was taken by me as well)

Sergiy is very nice guy, easy going, smart and very attractive in many ways. It would be nice to see him in top 20. I guess it would help more people find out how good he really is :worship:

And by the way, We have 3 top 100 players now (two of them in top 50) - It would be great to see topics about them united in one forum here. I guess it is time for that

You did not understand joke, probably, because you did not learn in Ukrainian schools :)

Kezzi
09-18-2010, 11:41 AM
Yes, it was me :) (Golf-photos was taken by me as well)

Sergiy is very nice guy, easy going, smart and very attractive in many ways. It would be nice to see him in top 20. I guess it would help more people find out how good he really is :worship:

And by the way, We have 3 top 100 players now (two of them in top 50) - It would be great to see topics about them united in one forum here. I guess it is time for that

You did not understand joke, probably, because you did not learn in Ukrainian schools :)
You're lucky! And you take great photos! :)

I agree! :yeah: Also loved his spontaneity in Rosmalen with Beesie. My friend brought this orange 'worm' you can see in my photos to the tournament, because NL played that day and it was sort of a mascotte during this world cup. The coach noticed it first, so I joked and said I wanted a photo with Sergiy and Beesie. After training Sergiy just came over to us and took Beesie to Jarkko Nieminen first and then came back asking if it also comes in Ukrainian colors. :lol: He's so easy to approach for fans, but unfortunately in NL I seem to be the only one. Not a lot of people notice him, because he's not one of the big names. First time I saw him was at the Aachen challenger 2007 and I've started following him more and more over the years. At first only when I saw his name on the oop at a tournament I attended, but now I really pay attention. :)

I think so too, we should request a Ukrainian forum. :) It took me quite some time to find this thread, I guess a forum makes it easier for everyone.

No, I learned in Dutch schools and we start school at 4 years old, so reading Sergiy started at 6 is also something I was :confused: about. :p

Oh, another question. What is that black armband he's wearing? I've been wondering about that for quite some time. :)

Minorellen
09-18-2010, 12:36 PM
You're lucky! And you take great photos!
Thanks. And It was not my very first interview with Sergiy. Even It was not the Second one :)

What is that black armband he's wearing?
Oops, I did not pay attention. Maybe, Next time I will ask :))

WE have to request Ukrainian forum, but I do not know how

Minorellen
09-18-2010, 12:56 PM
Sergiy visiting Kharkiv

http://sapronov-tennis.org/files/m15.jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/files/m3(2).jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/files/m1(2).jpg

http://sapronov-tennis.org/files/m9.jpg

Kezzi
09-18-2010, 01:01 PM
These photos are amazing again! :D

I will try to find out how they did it for Gilles Simon. I remember posting in just one thread there and at some point people also requested a forum for him. :)

Minorellen
09-20-2010, 01:22 PM
Sergiy Stakhovsky: I’m always happy to help young players

On September 15 the best Ukrainian Tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky visited Kharkiv after invitation of the First Vice-President of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation Yuriy Sapronov and made a master-class for junior and wheelchair players in “Tetra” Tennis Club.

Stako has visited Kharkiv for the second time. Last year Sergiy visited Kharkiv after the win at the ATP tournament in St. Petersburg, being No. 58 in the world ranking. That time Stakhovsky made the master-class in “Sport&Court” Tennis Club.

This time Sergiy came to Kharkiv after a successful performance at the US Open. This year he has already gained two ATP titles and reached the highest ranking in his professional career – No. 32.

The master-class started at 15-00 on the central court of “Tetra” Tennis Club. With the help of sparring-partner Andrey Tikhnenko Ukrainian No. 1 demonstrated his favorite shots – dropshots, slices, volleys and a backhand.

One of winners Kristina Starova, who has been training in “Sport&Court” Tennis Club for three years told about her feelings: “When I was 6 I saw tennis on TV and wanted to try this game. Now I’m really happy to win the contest.

Master-class finished with the doubles match of Sergiy Stakhovsky with the best local wheelchair player Igor Karanin against young players.

After the match Igor said: “It is the second master-class for me. First time it was with Kateryna Bondarenko. I’ve never played with Sergiy before. I liked it very much. It seems simple, but it’s really exciting. However, at start I was little bit nervous, it was tough to hit the cans. But when we played doubles with Sergiy I stayed calm”.

Sergiy was really impressed by the spirit of wheelchair players and as a sign of his respect presented them racquets.

The youngest players also got racquets from Stako.

Then the best Ukrainian tennis player had an autograph session, gave autographs for everybody on his photos and covers of “Tennis” magazine. Then Stakhovsky made photos with participants of the event.

Despite a very tense schedule, the master class was visited by the First Vice-President of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation and The Deputy Chairman of Kharkiv State Administration Yuriy Sapronov. Mr. Sapronov also hit several balls with Stakhovsky.

After the master-class there was a press conference of Sergiy Stakhovsky and Mr. Sapronov. They have answered all the questions of journalists and told about their nearest plans.

“I always come to Kharkiv with a lot of pleasure, - said the best Ukrainian player, - I’m always happy to help children. When I was small I didn’t have an opportunity to play with my idol – Andrey Medvedev. That’s why it is very nice for me to play with young players. I hope it will help them in establishment of their personalities and tennis players”.

“Sergiy is No. 1 in Ukraine and No. 32 in the world, - said Mr. Yuriy Sapronov, - He is a unique person. After a crisis in Ukrainian men’s tennis Sergiy managed to win four titles, two of them he took this year. The last one was before the US Open. Sergiy won at the tournament in New Haven, which has been the favorite tournament of Andre Agassi and Andrey Medvedev. Big thanks to Sergiy, because I understand how tough is it for professional tennis player to find time to visit the other city. His visit is unbelievably important. Our children are lucky. They’ve hit the balls after shots of Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Viktoriya Kutuzova, Mariya Koryttseva. Maybe, we’ll invite veterans in the future”.

Journalists were also interested about when our spectators will see the Ukrainian Davis Cup Team in the World Group.

“I know that we’re able to make a maximum efforts, - said the leader of the Ukrainian National Team, - I won’t talk about time, but I’m sure that maximum in a year we’ll be there”.

Sergiy also told about the injury which forced him to retire in the third round at the US Open.

“The injury in the match against Lopez wasn’t so serious, - said Sergiy, - An inflammation around the nail with infection. I recovered in four days. Unfortunately, exactly on that day it was very painful even just to walk. Now I’m having a little break between tournaments. I will practice for one more week and than I’m flying to Asia. I will start with the tournament in Kuala Lumpur, then I’m going to China – I will play in Beijing and at the Masters in Shanghai. After that I will fly to play in Moscow and St. Petersburg. I will finish the season with tournaments in Basel or Valencia and, of course with the Masters Series tournament in Bercy”.

“As we remember, Sergiy played well in the end of the previous season, - said Mr. Sapronov, - He played great at the Kremlin Cup and won in St. Petersburg, First of all, I would like to wish him not to pay attention on thoughts about defending points in upcoming tournaments and to stay strong mentally and confident in his game, to get satisfaction on court and reach big results”.

by Olena Kaydalova, sapronov-tennis.org



http://sapronov-tennis.org/?p=press&type=article&id=1314

Kezzi
10-09-2010, 10:32 PM
Somehow the thread didn't show up in my control panel with this update. :scratch:
Thanks again for this great article and it's amazing that everything is in English too. :)
That's also something I like about Sergiy's website. Never thought it would be easier to get info in English about a Ukrainian player than all the Frenchies in my sig together. :p

The request forum is open again and voting ends 31st October. http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1283
Should we request Sergiy or Ukraine alltogether?
Looks like we need activity to be able to get it done... :(

Kezzi
01-01-2011, 04:08 PM
Hi everyone, happy new year! :wavey:

I was thinking about a new sig and started wondering what 'Come on!' is in Ukrainian. Somehow I don't trust online translators with this. :lol: Does anyone know? :)

Oh and I can probably see the DC tie in March, cause they play against NL. :)
Would need to know the Ukrainian cheer by then. :o :devil:

Kezzi
01-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Sydney official website:
http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Stakhovskiy-Sydney-100111.jpg
A multitasking Sergiy Stakhovsky signs autographs while being interviewed at the Live Site. SMP Images
http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Stakhovsky-Sydney-action-120111.jpg
Sergiy Stakhovsky. SMP Images

memetoo
01-21-2011, 01:58 PM
Well, if the truth be known... I actually found him by mistake. I thought he was someone else...then I thought he was Philipp Kohlschrieber.



;) I can't agree more about this sentence !!! lol ...I noticed him in the same reason ! UNBELIEVABLE that I'm not the only one....

Last year I went to Shanghai but missed his match as it was delayed because of the rain and finished in the mid-night...It's so pity that he lost in 1st round.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/094JbUv7zY0ol/610x.jpg

It is very pity that he has lost in 3rd round in the Australian Open , but his performance still impressed me enough. I think he could have a wonderful year in 2011, Come On Stako !!!!:worship:

Kezzi
01-21-2011, 02:44 PM
That's a lovely photo, the yellow shirt really suits him. :) Yeah too bad of the 3rd round in AO, but it's still pretty good. ;)
And he's not out in doubles yet, he's playing with Youzhny against the Spanish team David Marrero /Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo at court 6 11:00 AM (Melbourne time).

I found him in 2007 at the players party of a challenger. :lol: He was so funny that I got curious to see him play. Since then I watch him when I can. :)

And it's great to see more people in here. Hopefully we'll get that Ukrainian section by the end of the year. :D

Jacques_Ukraine
01-26-2011, 02:29 PM
And by the way, We have 3 top 100 players now (two of them in top 50) - It would be great to see topics about them united in one forum here. I guess it is time for that


Olena, some kind of such topic already exists, see http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=154347

Kezzi
01-26-2011, 03:45 PM
I think she means Ukrainian players should get their own forum in the players section on here, so all the threads about them are in the same place and not in 'rest of the world' anymore. :)

Anya07
01-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Kubot-Stakhovsky.Australian.Open.2011.2nd.incomplete (5 parts)

http://image2you.ru/allimages/2_image2you_ru_12803_e5b17_1296202843.jpg (http://image2you.ru/12803/320174/)
http://pic4you.ru/allimage/y2011/01-28/4463/647888-thumb.jpeg (http://pic4you.ru/4463/647888/)

was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/australianopen2011)

hotdog
01-29-2011, 03:58 PM
Apparently Sergiy is living in London now...

Kezzi
01-29-2011, 07:06 PM
Really? Where did you find that?
Then I have to keep my eyes open when I'm in London some time. :p

Kezzi
03-04-2011, 03:51 PM
Sergiy won his first match (6-1 6-4 6-7(2) 4-6 6-2 )and gave Ukraine a 1-0 lead. :D In the first set Haase had 9 break points which he couldn't convert, Sergiy converted 2 out of 2. In the third set Stako had to fight back from 2-5, unfortunately couldn't keep it up in the tie-break. Haase started playing a lot better in the 3rd set, so the end of the match was difficult for Stako. In the 5th Haase made too many unforced errors and Sergiy could take advantage of that. :)
Here's a nice pic from the Davis Cup dinner to celebrate. :woohoo:
http://www.sapronov-tennis.org/img/gallery/big/152/10138.jpg
More here: http://www.sapronov-tennis.org/?p=gallery&id=152

For the people wondering; yes I am Dutch and yes I am cheering against NL. I am a loyal fan, so Davis Cup is no exception to cheer against my faves. :)

Kezzi
03-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Sergiy and Bubka lost their double today. :sad: Wasn't able to watch it, but looking at the twitter messages it was an exciting match. Especially the fourth set where both teams had their chances, 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(9).

Good luck tomorrow! :bounce: Davai! :rocker2:

v-money
03-09-2011, 08:51 PM
Anyone know why he is not playing in Indian Wells?

Kezzi
03-09-2011, 09:03 PM
I don't know, maybe he needed some rest after playing 14 sets in 3 days last weekend? :scratch:

v-money
03-10-2011, 01:52 AM
I don't know, maybe he needed some rest after playing 14 sets in 3 days last weekend? :scratch:

Even though I don't care much about the Davis Cup, it's admirable that he sacrifices himself for his country. Maybe it's a bit extreme if you end up missing a Masters event, though. Even though I'm a big fan of Dolgopolov, the same can't be said about his national pride. He won't play in the Davis Cup because he's not getting played enough money.

Kezzi
03-10-2011, 02:26 AM
Even though I don't care much about the Davis Cup, it's admirable that he sacrifices himself for his country. Maybe it's a bit extreme if you end up missing a Masters event, though. Even though I'm a big fan of Dolgopolov, the same can't be said about his national pride. He won't play in the Davis Cup because he's not getting played enough money.
I've found this post: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=10826789&postcount=68. It says flu and DC team loss depression. Poor guy, I hope he feels better soon. :awww:
It is indeed a bit extreme to miss a Masters event, but I can understand why players prioritize Davis Cup. I've been there a few times (to support my faves, cause I think it's stupid to suddenly support players I don't like just because they are Dutch. :tape: ) and the atmosphere is amazing. That alone would make me want to play DC if I were a tennis player. :)
As for Dolgopolov, I don't have national pride either (I feel more 'general European' than Dutch), but just for the money makes me go :rolleyes:.

briefly
03-27-2011, 02:36 AM
Sergiy Stakhovsky pics from Miami:


http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5186/20110324jt.th.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/20110324jt.jpg/)
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9003/20110324ju.th.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/20110324ju.jpg/)
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9723/20110324jv.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/20110324jv.jpg/)
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/5060/20110324jw.th.jpg (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/20110324jw.jpg/)
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8423/20110324jx.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/20110324jx.jpg/)
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7323/20110324jy.th.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/20110324jy.jpg/)
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8097/20110324jz.th.jpg (http://img842.imageshack.us/i/20110324jz.jpg/)
http://img858.imageshack.us/img858/6476/20110324ka.th.jpg (http://img858.imageshack.us/i/20110324ka.jpg/)
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9774/20110324kb.th.jpg (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/20110324kb.jpg/)
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1563/20110324kc.th.jpg (http://img222.imageshack.us/i/20110324kc.jpg/)
http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/1439/20110324kd.th.jpg (http://img861.imageshack.us/i/20110324kd.jpg/)
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4739/20110324ke.th.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/20110324ke.jpg/)

MsTree
03-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Miami Doubles R1 Djokovic / Murray v Stakhovsky / Youzhny 720x432 1700kbps No comm
set1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SL2UTL4O
set2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KE3RAUNF

Kezzi
03-28-2011, 09:15 PM
Lovely pics Briefly, thanks for sharing! :)

Thanks Les for the vids :yeah:, wasn't able to see the match.

Via
04-07-2011, 01:55 PM
kezzi, just noticed you're a fan, and i've got a pic of sergiy this year (i'm truly slow :smash:)

http://viastennisphotos.smak.co/pics/683.jpg

nothing special here, except maybe he wasn't looking at the ball lol

Kezzi
04-07-2011, 05:24 PM
Nice pic! He isn't looking at the ball, but you did capture the bright yellow on his shirt. On most of the pics I've seen, it turned into a soft pastel yellow, so when he got the all yellow version out in Rotterdam, it was quite a shock. :lol:
Do you have more on your website? I should take a look again soon, haven't been there for a while. :(
And don't worry, I'm slow too.:p Still have to edit and upload my pics from Rotterdam and Marseille. :tape:

AndyM
05-04-2011, 10:04 PM
Sergiy in Madrid

Kezzi
07-09-2011, 02:09 PM
I read the interview after Jamie Murray and Sergiy's first round doubles at Wimbledon. Apparently Sergiy got married, cause Jamie talks about his wife. I guess the same girl as the one I saw with him in Rotterdam. They looked like an amazing couple, so congrats to them. :D
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/interviews/2011-06-23/201106231308850258394.html
Q. Your mum was watching. I think she Tweeted that your partner had his chair nicked in the game?

JAMIE MURRAY: No, because his wife was standing behind the entrance to the court behind the umpire's chair, and they wouldn't let her sit down.

And then she did sit down, and someone came and told her to move, that she couldn't sit there. So I said, Look, have my chair hoping that they would then bring another chair for him. But she managed to sit next to my wife so it was okay, but that was why.

And then I clocked him in the ear as a well with a serve, which was a bit random. I had been serving really well the whole match, and then just threw the ball up, took a bit of a gust of wind, and then just tried to fight it and fricking hit him flush in the ear, which wasn't ideal.

The tweet they're talking about: http://twitter.com/#!/judmoo/status/83903910934364160

Kezzi
08-04-2011, 08:04 PM
Apparently Sergiy lost his luggage while traveling to Montreal.... http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/08/04/rogers-cup-practice-pics-aug-3-2011/
I think the airlines can delay his shirts more frequently. :p

Kezzi
08-04-2011, 08:07 PM
And while I'm at it, Sergiy was recently featured on ATP uncovered:
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SKozak
10-25-2011, 01:48 PM
First Tweener by Stakhovsky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=392p578A9tI&feature=player_embedded

Rogieva
01-09-2012, 10:19 AM
http://twitter.com/#!/Stako_tennis

Sergiy on twitter! I've sent a few tweets to him and he replied!

So far however he's lost in 1R of Doha to Karlovic in 3, and lost to Reynolds in Sydney 5-7 3-6 yesterday :(

Hope can get a good draw for Australian Open!

Kezzi
01-12-2012, 01:17 PM
Yeah, he's great! I also sent him some tweets and got replies. :D
I can't wait to see him again in Rotterdam :bounce:

Kezzi
02-09-2012, 10:13 PM
His beautiful wife posted a picture on twitter, from their wedding obviously :D
http://p.twimg.com/AlPMSAsCEAAG0Hb.jpg

evengy
02-22-2012, 10:45 AM
You guys should also follow him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StakoTennis

He only has 40+ fans right now...let's show him there are more of us!!

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 02:02 AM
Sergiy is an extremely affable, personable guy...........I really enjoy reading his tweets! All fans of him should do their part to show him our support by following him on FB and twitter!

Filo V.
04-03-2012, 02:23 AM
Unfortunately, 2012 hasn't gone off to the best of starts for Sergiy with a 5-9 record, and zero back-to-back wins in a tournament. He's only beaten two top 100 players dating back to August of last season, so hopefully he will start picking things up sooner rather than later.

This week he is playing Davis Cup for Ukraine in Group 2 competition vs Cyprus, in Dnepropetrovsk. Baghdatis will not be playing for Cyprus so it should be an easy victory for the Ukrainian team. GL to Sergiy and the Ukrainians vs Cyprus! Hopefully an easy win at home will give him the boost his individual singles career needs.

Kezzi
04-03-2012, 05:36 PM
I already follow him (and his lovely wife) on twitter and also on fb. I will share his page on mine, maybe my tennis friends will follow him as well.

I will be cheering for Ukraine, they really don't deserve to be where they are now :( Also hope that it will get Sergiy back on track in singles. I felt bad for him that he felt so sick at Rotterdam. Especially since it's a special tournament for him & Anfisa, she told me on twitter that he proposed to her there. :awww:

Kezzi
04-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Sergiy & Anfisa
https://p.twimg.com/ArbOqb1CEAA3FBZ.jpg
https://p.twimg.com/ArbNFlNCIAEJ-hL.jpg
https://p.twimg.com/ArbNBS9CMAEKNRt.jpg

Ausie
05-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Roland Garros

1st Round

S. Stakhovsky def. A. Dolgopolov 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3:woohoo: Great win :)

Ausie
02-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Open Sud de France Montpellier
Indoor Hard

R32 Serhiy Stakhovsky vs Paul Henry Mathieu

Ausie
02-05-2013, 08:11 PM
R32 Serhiy Stakhovsky d. Paul Henry Mathieu 6-4 6-4

Ausie
02-07-2013, 03:09 PM
R16 Serhiy Stakhovsky d. Tatsuma Ito 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(3)

goslabs
03-03-2013, 03:43 PM
Interesting interview with Sergiy here: http://www.live-tennis.com/category/...-201303030008/

Some good stuff on why there's so few European indoor challengers and how the financial crisis has hit the challenger circuit