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Stakhovsky loses in 1st round at Swiss Open

Sergiy Stakhovsky lost his fourth straight match since beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon, falling in the first round of the Swiss Open on Monday. Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia beat Stakhovsky 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at the clay-court event. The 99th-ranked Stakhovsky beat Federer in four sets in the second round of Wimbledon last month, then lost to Juergen Melzer. The Ukrainian followed that...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergiy Stakhovsky Stuns Roger Federer and the Tennis World After Historic Win

Sergiy Stakhovsky earns biggest win of career at Wimbledon. (June 26, 2013) Sergiy Stakhovsky came into his second round match against Roger Federer with a game plan: He was going to turn back the clock on Federer’s career, and pulled off the biggest upset in recent Wimbledon history by defeating the defending champion, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. Federer had been in the top four for exactly...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergiy Stakhovsky takes picture of disputed call during match, tweets it out

Sports will never be the same. If you thought K-Zones and instant replay put a lot of pressure on officials, try sitting there while a tennis player whips out his iPhone and snaps a photo of a controversial call in the middle of a tennis match. Sergiy Stakhovsky did exactly that during his French Open loss [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennis Player Uses iPhone To Dispute Call During Match

MICHEL SPINGLER/AP Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine may as well be sponsored by Apple for his stunt on Monday. The tennis pro put down his racket and snapped a photo of a ball mark which was disputed in what he felt was a wrong call by the line judge. Stakhovsky proceeded to Tweet out the image which made its way around the Internet quickly. #bbpBox_339047050463281157 a { text-decoration...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergiy Stakhovsky disputes call at French Open, tweets out iPhone picture of spot

Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky was facing off against No.7 ranked Richard Gasquet in the first round of the French Open this past Monday, and at one point during his straight set loss to his French opponent, disputed a call with the chair umpire over whether a ball was in or not. As it usually goes with umpire-player arguments, Stakhovsky lost the battle, but may have...
Via The Last Angry Fan
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Player tweets pic of blown French Open call

The French Open saw complaints concerning officials reach a new low Monday.  101st-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky had a gripe during his first-round loss to Richard Gasquet of France on a call against him.  The ball was ruled out, but Stakhovsky was sure it was in. Stakhovsky appealed to the chair umpire and when that failed, he stopped the match momentarily to grab his iPhone out...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Phone-Gate and Other Stories in Notes and Quotes From Day Two at the 2013 French Open

  Sergiy Stakhovsky and phone-gate Sergiy Stakhovsky upset by a line call during his his losing effort against Richard Gasquet, the Ukranian pulled out his phone to take a photo of the mark on the clay where ball landed. He argued with Chair Umpire Carlos Ramos on a ball which landed near a line in [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Stakhovsky fined $2,000 at French

The player who used his phone to snap a photo of a ball mark during a French Open match was fined $2,000. Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine was cited for unsportsmanlike conduct for setting aside his racket and taking a picture of the spot in the red clay where a shot landed near a line in his 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 loss to seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet at Roland Garros. The penalty was listed...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennis player uses iPhone to argue call

Extra cool points for Sergiy Stakhovsky, the Ukrainian tennis player who on Monday found an inventive and high-tech new way to argue a call -- he pulled out his iPhone to snap a pic of a disputed ball mark in his first-round match against Richard Gasquet: He later displayed the evidence on his Twitter feed, though we're not sure this is going to do him any good:
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Stakhovsky takes photo of ball mark

Picture this: Angered by a line call, a tennis player pulls out his phone and uses it to snap a photo of the mark left in the clay by the ball. Maybe the sort of thing that would happen at a public court, if two pals got into a tiff during a match and one wanted evidence for later - except in this case, it was a professional who did it at the French Open. Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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