Duel of the strongest tennis players of Ukraine “Shenzhen Open” ended with the victory of Alexander Dolgopolov over Sergei Stachowski.
Dolgopolov and Stakhovsky held the sixth full-match – in personal meetings with the account 3:2 was led by Alexander, who was considered the favorite in the match.
Stakhovsky on the first attempt did break, but in the eighth game Dolgopolov took advantage of a bad play and regain his flow. In the tie-break Alexander twice took the point on the serve of Sergey and took the first set.
In the second set Dolgopolov confidently held his serve at the reception did break in the fifth game and brought the match to victory.
On the way to the quarter-finals of the Chinese tournament, Dolgopolov has served 7 aces, made 2 double faults, won 76% balls at the first serve and converted 2 out of 8 break points.
Dolgopolov is the fourth time in the season will play in the quarterfinals of ATP tournament. Earlier in the eight of the strongest Ukrainian entered the tournaments in Buenos Aires (title), Rio de Janeiro (quarterfinals) and Bastide (final).
Next opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov may be the third seeded Mischa Zverev, that second run will play with the first racket of Israel’s Dudi SELA.
Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) – Alexander Dolgopolov (Ukraine, 5th) – 6:7, 4:6
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