Stakhovsky nets title

SAINT PETERSBURG - Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky battled from a set down to win the St Petersburg ATP event, beating Argentina's Horacio Zeballos in the final here yesterday.

SAINT PETERSBURG - Ukrainian qualifier Sergiy Stakhovsky battled from a set down to win the St Petersburg ATP event, beating Argentina's Horacio Zeballos in the final here yesterday.

The 23-year-old Stakhovsky won 2-6 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (9-7) in his first ever head-to-head meeting with eighth seed Zeballos, ranked 54th in the world.

"It was a fantastic week for me as I managed to go all the way here," Stakhovsky said. "Today we both played terrifically." - Sapa-AFP

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