20 Facts About Sergiy Stakhovsky

1.

Sergiy Eduardovych Stakhovsky is a Ukrainian former professional tennis player.

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2.

Sergiy Stakhovsky is the elder brother of tennis player Leonard Stakhovsky.

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3.

Sergiy Stakhovsky is well known for beating eight-time winner and defending champion Roger Federer in the second round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, ending the latter's record run of 36 consecutive major quarterfinals.

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4.

Sergiy Stakhovsky retired from tennis in January 2022, and following the Russian invasion of Ukraine he joined the Ukrainian Army.

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5.

Sergiy Stakhovsky reached career-high world rankings of No 28 in singles and No 32 in doubles in 2003.

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6.

Sergiy Stakhovsky then reached the quarterfinals of a couple Challengers to finish the year ranked No 335 in singles.

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7.

Sergiy Stakhovsky began 2005 where he left off, qualifying into the ATP stop in Qatar in January and losing to Hyung-Taik Lee in the first round.

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8.

Sergiy Stakhovsky had a rough start to the year, losing in the first round of qualifying at three straight ATP stops.

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9.

Sergiy Stakhovsky then entered the qualifications of the Zagreb tournament, losing in the final round to Slovenian Blaz Kavcic, but due to Michael Llodra's withdrawal, he entered the main draw as a lucky loser.

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10.

Sergiy Stakhovsky played Andy Murray once more in the first round of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships and after being one set up and with a break in the second, he twisted his ankle whilst trying to volley.

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11.

Sergiy Stakhovsky won his maiden Grand Slam Singles and Doubles matches at Roland Garros.

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12.

Sergiy Stakhovsky won his second ATP title in St Petersburg after winning epic matches against former world number 1, two time Grand Slam champion and twice former St Petersburg Open champion, Marat Safin and he narrowly defeated Horacio Zeballos in the final.

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13.

At the 2010 US Open, after knocking out Australian Peter Luczak in the first round, Sergiy 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.

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14.

Sergiy Stakhovsky was the 31st seed in the 2011 French Open, he faced David Guez who he beat in 4 sets he then beat future US Open finalist Kei Nishikori however his run was stopped when he faced David Ferrer where he lost in straight sets.

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15.

Sergiy Stakhovsky represented Ukraine at the 2012 Summer Olympics, losing in the first round of the men's singles to Lleyton Hewitt.

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16.

Sergiy Stakhovsky was ranked 116 at the time, and Federer was ranked 3.

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17.

Sergiy Stakhovsky subsequently lost to Jurgen Melzer in the third round, going down in four sets.

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18.

In Ukraine, Sergiy Stakhovsky was interviewed by Australian journalist Sarah Ferguson for Four Corners.

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19.

Sergiy Stakhovsky believes that if Putin is not stopped in Ukraine, that he would continue further into Europe.

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20.

Sergiy Stakhovsky is married to Russian beauty coach Anfisa Bulgakova, has three children and has lived in Budapest in Hungary since 2014.

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