ATP: Sergiy Stakhovsky ended his career at the age of 36
The Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky had already announced the end of his career at the Davis Cup finals in November, and at the age of 36 it's finally over.
last edit: Jan 17, 2022, 01:35 pm
In 2013, Sergiy Stakhovsky caused a huge upset at Wimbledon, beating Roger Federer in the second round of the grass Grand Slam tournament. He ended an impressive series of 36 major quarter-final appearances by the Swiss in a row. The Ukrainian was known and feared for such "outliers" - but it was never quite enough for the big, consistent top career.
Now, at 36, it's over. After his first-round defeat in qualifying for the Australian Open against the American JJ Wolf, Stakhovsky officially announced his retirement from professional tennis on January 14 on Twitter. With over $5.5 million in prize money, the Kharkov-born right-hander has earned a respectable salary over his 19-year career. The Ukraine Davis Cup player's career high was rank 31 in September 2010.
Four titles each in singles and doubles
Stakhovsky was feared by his opponents for his aggressive playing style, which also drifted into chip and charge from time to time - on a good day, the West Slav could succeed in just about anything. In the Grand Slam tournaments he never got past the third round, and he was not granted a better result in the majors in doubles either.
Stakhovsky had his best time on the ATP tour from 2008 to 2011. His four individual titles at the tournaments in Zagreb, St. Petersburg (both indoor), Rosmalen (grass) and Connecticut (hard court) also date from this period of his career. . He was also able to write four times as a tournament winner in doubles, the greatest success was the victory at the ATP 500 event in Dubai with Mikhail Youzhny from Russia.
Do pobatshennya, Sergiy!