Sergiy Stakhovsky’s Fall in Pictures After Upsetting Roger Federer, Plus His Hot Wife
Sergiy Stakhovsky's Hot Wife and His Fall After Upset of Roger Federer
What better way to cap an incredible day of upsets at Wimbledon than the dramatic fashion in which Sergiy Stakhovsky ousted Roger Federer? The 27-year-old Ukrainian ended the Swiss star's streak of reaching the quarterfinals in 36 straight Grand Slam events, which is quite the accomplishment for a tennis player ranked 116th in the world coming into the match.
Stakhovsky was extremely aggressive at the net, attacking short shots to beat Federer 7-6, 6-7, 5-7, 6-7 in the second round at Wimbledon. Stakhovsky's serve as arguably the best it's ever been, which allowed him to knock off one of the all-time greats who has yet to reach the twilight of his career. Indeed, Federer is still a force at age 31 and is not past his prime as many are prematurely claiming after this defeat.
On the contrary, this upset is more about Stakhovsky, who made quite the name for himself in the tournament that saw Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova both upset before Federer's surprising exit. The best part? Stakhovsky falling to the court in ecstasy after match point.
We've taken the liberty of putting together a slide show that captures the fall moment by moment with what Stakhovsky was possibly thinking at each one along the way. Of course, we did it as dramatic as we could, trying to stay with the theme here. Oh, and there's quite the pleasant surprise at the end. Enjoy! And you're welcome.
I Just Beat Roger Federerererer!
C'mon…who hasn't made fun of Roger's last name by adding a couple of syllables to it?
I Don't Have to Play Rafael Nadal!
Had Nadal not been upset in the first round, the winner of the Stakhovsky-Federer match would have had to play the usually-dominant Spaniard in the quarterfinals. Now if our Ukrainian Cinderella story makes it that far, his path will be a little easier. In theory, anyway.
I Better Not Tweet in English Anymore…
Now that Stakhovsky is a household name (sort of), he'll probably be getting a lot more Twitter followers and likely ones from America. So he'll do what any non-American athlete with a lot of Twitter followers, does right? He'll tweet in his native language all the time instead of just some of the time just to annoy us.
This is Better Than--Wait, No It's Not…
You hear stories of athletes saying "this is better than sex" in the moment after a big win, but that's not the case for Stakhovsky and you're about to find out why...
My Wife is Hotter Than His!
That's right, Stakhovsky is married to Russian model Anfisa Stakhovsky, formerly known as Anfisa Bulgakova. So he gets the win and the girl. #Boom