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David Guez - Sergiy Stakhovsky Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
UkraineS Stakhovsky6666-
FranceD Guez7333-

Live Comments

  1. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 3-6 3-6 - WINNER! Another result here in Paris as Stakhovsky closes out against the French hope David Guez. He finishes with an ace - his 12th of the match.

  2. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 3-6 2-4 - BREAK! Another man out on the courts at Roland Garros is refusing to give up the fight - Stakhovsky, with two breaks in his pocket on the way to the fourth set, is broken back by Guez to stay in the contest.

  3. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 3-6 0-2 - BREAK! It's the Ukrainian 31st seed who has made the running in the fourth set, and Guez, clearly the weaker of the two, is fresh out of ideas.

  4. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 3-6 - SET! Stakhovsky beats the nerves to put a hold of serve, and with it take the third set. He retreats to the chair afterwards and has his contact lenses inspected - but he's seeing the ball better than he has been all match long!

  5. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 3-5 - BREAKS! It looks like Stavhovsky has struck the decisive blow in the third set with a second break of serve, but the Ukrainian cannot hold his own in the very next game. There's life in this one yet.

  6. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 2-3 - Stakhovsky protecting his third-set lead well enough. Guez still has the French crowd on his side, and perhaps he can take heart from the fact that whoever has had the early advantage in the first two sets has gone on to lose it...

  7. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 0-2 - Stakhovksy's dominance continues - an effortless early break to kick off the third set, followed by a comfortable hold of serve. Has Guez already had his best moments of the match?

  8. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-6 - SET! Stakhovsky holds, closes out the second set, and levels the contest up. He could have been almost off the court had it not been for that inexplicable first set blip.

  9. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-5 - BREAK! Stakhovsky has roared back into life, winning four games unanswered to turn a break deficit into a chance to serve out the second set. Guez now has to respond once more.

  10. - - GUEZ 7-6 3-2 - Stakhovsky getting back into the second set, holding his last two service games, but still a break down for now.

  11. - - GUEZ 7-6 1-0 - BREAK! There's pressure on the Ukrainian immediately at the start of the second set. His first service is not going in often enough and Guez is full of confidence, earning another break point. He cannot take advantage of the first, but grabs another from deuce and makes it count. A lot of work for the 31st seed to do.

  12. - - GUEZ 7-6 - It's a tale of mini-breaks - Guez gets the first to race 2-0 ahead before a Stakhovsky winner - his 20th already - gets him back on terms. But as the change ends Guez nudges back in front 4-2 to the delight of the crowd. A ferocious backhand is too much for Guez to handle at the net, and it's back on serve once more. First set point, then, falls Stakhovsky's way, Guez denies him it. And bouyed by the home support, Guez pips him to it 9-7!

  13. - - GUEZ 6-6 - A break point for Guez to steal the set! It looks like he is about the cap a remarkable turnaround, only for Stakhovsky to dig deep and save. Guez then misses after a long rally narrowly wide, and a ferocious Stakhovsky forehand takes us to a tie-break.

  14. - - GUEZ 5-5 - BREAK! Well, how about that? Just as it looked like the Frenchman was sliding inevitably towards losing the first set, he bursts into life, reeling off three points on the Stakhovsky serve to create a great break point opportunity, and he converts at the first chance when the Ukrainian tamely flops a drop shot into the net. That's woken the Roland Garros crowd up a little!

  15. - - GUEZ 2-3 - BREAK! After two holds of serve the Frenchman is caught out. Stakhovsky races ahead with two break points, and he converts with his ninth winner of the morning to take the early advantage.

  16. - - GUEZ 1-1 - World number 158 David Guez doing his best to live up to the hopes of the French crowd with a decent hold of serve against Stakhovsky - and the Ukrainian matches him. It's all bit about Stakhovsky so far though - five winners, four unforced errors - he's the one making all the running.

David Guez

Nationality FRA
Date of Birth 08/12/1982

Sergiy Stakhovsky

Nationality UKR
Date of Birth 06/01/1986
Height 1.93 m
Weight 80 kg

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