Stakhovsky made a Thriller in the opening match at the US Open

Стаховский устроил триллер в стартовом матче на US Open

Sergiy Stakhovsky

Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in a difficult match managed to break the resistance of Gastao of Elias from Portugal.

To the Open championship of the USA Stakhovsky came frankly in poor form, collecting a series of three defeats in a row. In addition, in recent tournaments Sergey did not take part due to injury and match with Gastow the Elias promised to be fighting and tense.

And so it was. Real swing gave the players, for three and a half hours it is taking entire sets, giving the shock series and restoring the advantage.

The match began with a strong push from Kiev who won the game with a serious advantage, but then the game took Elias. Gastao won two sets, almost without feeling the resistance Stakhovsky and already he was ahead, making a serious bid to pass the second round.

Here is the Ukrainian played competently, using their experience won the game on the opponent’s serve and confidently brought the party to victory.

The decisive set was an equal fight with a lot of errors from both sides and in the end the match began again swing. Elias was leading 5:3, however, the error of the Portuguese and action Stakhovsky turned this advantage at 6:5 on the submission of Sergei, who, however, match file failed.

In the decisive tie-break Sergey continued to act responsibly at the reception that bore fruit at the crucial moment – 7:4, and the Ukrainian goes on.

Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) – Gastao Elias (Portugal) – 6:1, 3:6, 2:6, 6:3, 7:6 (4)

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