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Sergiy Stakhovsky brought Ukraine the first point in the home match of the playoffs of the First group of the Davis Cup against Portugal.
After the defeat Ilya Marchenko in the match against Joao Souza to rectify the situation on hard court complex in Bucha left the national team of Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky, a rival who became a neighbor by world ranking Pedro Sousa.
Despite the minimal advantage of Stakhovsky in rating position, the match was in full dominance of Ukrainian. Sergey for 1 hour and 6 minutes, broke Souza and equalized the score in the match of the Davis Cup.
In each set, Stakhovsky made two breaks. The only bad game on his serve Sergey admitted at the end of the first batch with the score 5:1.
In the match against Stakhovsky Souza filed 5 aces, made 2 double faults, won 86% of the goals from the first serve and converted 4 of 5 break points. At the equal account it is important to have the opening match of the second day’s play. The doubles match against Sergiy Stakhovsky and Denys Molchanov will play against Gastao by Elias and joão Souza.
Ukraine – Portugal 1:1
Sergiy Stakhovsky – Pedro Sousa 6:3, 6:2