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Sergiy Stakhovsky beats Simone Bolelli to reach Zagreb Indoors final

Sergiy Stakhovsky beats Simone Bolelli to reach Zagreb Indoors final

Sergiy Stakhovsky beat Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-4, 6-4 Friday to reach the final of the Zagreb Indoors.
The 22-year-old Ukrainian became the first lucky loser to reach an ATP finals since Sweden's Nicklas Kulti did it in 1999. Stakhovsky made the main draw after Michael Llodra, last week's Rotterdam winner, withdrew.
In his first ATP final, Stakhovsky will face either top-seeded Ivan Ljubicic or Mario Ancic, who played later Friday.
"It's like a dream," Stakhovsky said, adding he would send a text message to Llodra to thank him for withdrawing.
Stakhovsky did not face a single break point against Bolelli and won 27 of 33 points on his first serve.


Updated : 2021-02-27 14:19 GMT+08:00