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Tsonga is slowly getting back to his winning form.

Sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued his good run of form in the Open 13 in Marseille today as he reached the quarter-finals with a 5-7 6-4 6-2 win over Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky. Frenchman Tsonga, a finalist in Rotterdam last week, took one hour and 49 minutes to seal his win and was joined in the last eight by fourth-seeded Austrian Jurgen Melzer, who beat Italian Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-3.

In first-round action, Croatian fifth seed Ivan Ljubicic was a 6-2 6-4 winner over Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev, while there were also wins for unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon and German Philipp Petzschner, plus French qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin.


Ryan Harrison loses a heartbreaker in 5 sets.

Teenager Ryan Harrison squandered a great chance to claim a second shock victory of the week in the US Open after failing to take three match points against Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Harrison, 18, who beat 15th seed Ivan Ljubicic in the opening round, was 6-3 ahead in the fifth-set tie-break but lost the next five points in succession – one of them by crucially serving a double fault – as Stakhovsky held on for a 6-3 5-7 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8/6) victory.

“I just got a little bit tight when I needed to come through,” admitted Harrison, who has been tipped by John McEnroe to eventually become one of the top 10 players in the world.

“It was incredibly fun, the first time I’ve played in the main draw at the US Open was two days ago and to have a crowd like that behind me was incredible.

“I’m obviously not the happiest person in the world right now, but looking back it was a great experience.”

There was better news for the home crowd with John Isner, winner of the longest match in history at Wimbledon earlier this year, reaching the third round with a four-set win over Switzerland’s Marco Chiudinelli.

Isner hammered down 24 aces on his way to a 6-3 3-6 7-6 (9/7) 6-4 win in just under three hours on Louis Armstrong Court.


Stakhovsky wins the title and the fans in New Haven.

Sergiy Stakhovsky prevailed in Saturday night’s final to win the ATP Pilot Pen in New Haven.

Stakhovsky continued his record of having won every ATP Tour event he has got the to semi-finals of as he beat Denis Istomin 3-6 6-3 6-4.

The ATP has discovered a ‘new’ entertainer in Stakhovsky. He shows a better selection of shots in one game than the likes of the big guns like Soderling, Querrey, Isner and Del Potro do in a complete match. He is pure pleasure to watch, and while he may not win a Grand Slam event, he brings a flair to tennis that has been missing for a while.

I can’t wait to see him play against Radek Stepanik! Now that’ll be entertainment!

Istomin, aiming to become the first player from Uzbekistan to win an ATP title, started well and comfortably took the first set.

But Stakhovsky hit back to take the next two sets 6-3 6-4.


Stakhovsky ousts Baghdatis to make the Pilot Pen semi final.

Sergiy Stakhovsky, the No. 9 seed, did double duty Thursday at Pilot Pen Tennis to book his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour 250 hard-court tournament.

“I would say we were both tired,” said Stakhovsky. “It was really an exhausting match, not only physically. I would say that if I would be more fit today, I would more or less be more nervous because some of the shots that Marcos did today was out of another league.”

After rain curtailed play Wednesday night in New Haven, Stakhovsky resumed his third-round match against sixth-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo in a first set tie-break on Thursday morning and closed out a 7-6(5), 6-2 win. He then followed with a battling 5-7, 6-1, 7-6(4) victory over top-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

The men’s semifinals will feature some up and coming talent of the ATP World Tour, Thiemo De Bakker, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Denis Istomin.

The 21 year old De Bakker was the number one junior in the world in 2006, winning a Wimbledon junior title that same year. Watch this ‘kid’ move his way into the top ten in 2011, and even cause an upset at the US Open next week.

 He dispatched Evgeny Korolov in the quarter finals 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday and will now play Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.

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