"I'm still in disbelief that actually happened,” said Stakhovsky. “Magic. Beating Roger on his court where he is a legend is special. He's the greatest player, the biggest name, and a decent man everyone admires. I couldn't play any better. I played my best tennis and still it was almost not enough to beat Roger Federer. When you play him at Wimbledon, you play two people - you play Roger Federer, and then you also play his ego and his Centre Court history. I just hoped he wouldn't get too far ahead of me so I would have a chance to stay in the match and that's what happened. I got a little tight in the fourth set but I did everything I needed to and wanted to. I'm incredibly happy.”
A reminder that Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked 116, won through to the third round of the Wimbledon 2013 for the first time in his career by defeating the Wimbledon seven-time champion, former No.1 Swiss Roger Federer. The 27-year-old Ukrainian won 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-5, 7-6(5).
In the next round Stakhovsky will take on Austrian Jurgen Melzer (36).