As a child, Sergiy Stakhovsky's tennis heroes were Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter and though he isn't a strict serve-and-volleyer, Stakhovsky can play aggressive, attacking tennis. His backhand and serve are two of his best weapons. In 2010, Stakhovsky won s-Hertogenbosch on grass and New Haven on hard court, reaching a career-high rank of No. 31. Stakhovsky has won four singles titles and three doubles titles in his career. In June, 2013, the 116th-ranked Ukrainian produced a seismic shocker, stunning seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5), in the second round of Wimbledon. Stakhovsky snapped Federer's record streak of 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals in handing the Swiss his first Grand Slam second-round loss.The son of two professors, Stakhovsky is fluent in five languages — Ukranian, Slovak, Czech, Russian and English.
Sergiy Stakhovsky Tournament History
2010: New Haven, s-Hertogenbosch
2009: St. Petersburg