‘I Hope I Can See My Wife’ – Ukrainian Tennis Player Sergiy Stakhovsky Posts a Heartfelt Message for His Wife and Kids

Published 03/04/2022, 10:41 AM EST

It’s been more than a week since Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky joined the Ukrainian military to help his country. A few weeks back, he was playing in the Australian Open qualifier. And now, he is fighting for his country. 

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Stakhovsky has been quite active on social media, as he is updating about his whereabouts. It was only a few days ago he said people were in high spirits and wouldn’t give up easily. Despite all that, he feels sorry for his wife and family, as he did not inform them.

Sergiy Stakhovsky

Sergiy Stakhovsky would like to apologize to his wife

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It’s a fact that Most people remember Stakhovsky from the 2013 Wimbledon Championship. In the second-round match, he famously beat Roger Federer in a tremendous match. Since then, he had many memorable wins in his career. 

However, this time he’s in the headlines because of his courage and bravery, as he joined the Ukrainian army. When he could have played the Davis cup tie for Ukraine. However, his courage and bravery didn’t go down well with his wife and family. “I hope I can see my wife again some day and apologize,” Stakhovsky said

In a recent interview with CNN, he talked in detail about leaving his kids and wife at home. “I have a wife and three kids. If I would stay home, I’d feel guilty that I didn’t come back (to Ukraine), and now I’m here, I feel guilty that I left them at home. Of course, she was mad. She understood the reason for me, but for her, it was a betrayal. And I totally understand why she feels that way,” Stakhovsky said

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Speaking about his kids, the Ukrainian player said, “My wife didn’t tell them and I didn’t tell them… where I’m going. I guess they’ll figure it out soon.”

Other Ukrainian players are showing their support for their country

While Stakhovsky is fighting for the country in his own way, other Ukrainian tennis players are fighting their battles on the tennis court. Players like Elina Svitolina, Dayana Yastremska are showing their true spirit on the tennis court. Both the players reached the quarter-finals of their respective tournaments. 

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Also, Svitolina said she would donate all the prize money to the Ukrainian military. Meanwhile, ATP, WTA, and ITF also showed their support, as they banned the Russian and Belarusian tennis federations. 

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What will be the situation of Russian tennis players going forward? Let us know in the comments. 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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