Stakhovsky causes another Wimbledon upset

Last updated 03:28 26/06/2014
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UPSET CITY: Sergiy Stakhovsky knocked off 12th-seed Ernests Gulbis, his second major upset victory at Wimbledon in as many years after beating Roger Federer in 2013.

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The man who shocked Roger Federer at Wimbledon a year ago, Sergiy Stakhovsky, pulled off another surprise on Wednesday (local time).

The 90th-ranked Stakhovsky used the same serve-and-volley style that worked against Federer in 2013 to beat 12th-seeded Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-3 7-6 (5) and get to the third round at the All England Club.

Last year, seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer's streak of 36 consecutive major quarterfinals ended with a loss in the second round to Stakhovsky, who then lost his next four Grand Slam matches in a row.

But back at Wimbledon, the Ukrainian found his touch again, winning points on 32 of 45 trips to the net.

Gulbis, who reached the semifinals at the French Open this month, double-faulted nine times.

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