As you may be aware, the ukranian Sergiy Stakhovsky was playing Andy Murray in the quarter-final of Doha today. He gave Murray a good game in the first set but lost the match 6-4, 6-2. The weird thing I find is that on the 20th of July 2008 Ireland were playing Ukraine at home in Ireland, on artificial grass. It was 2-1 to Ukraine and our no.1 Conor Niland was playing Stakhovsky in the 1st reverse singles. Stakhovsky ended up winning the match and tie for Ukraine: 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 So, Niland went 2 sets to love up and lost 7-5 in the fifth. The funny thing is, Stakhovsky is like in the top 80 in the world now and will probably be top 70 after Doha but Conor Niland is currently 285 in the world, his highest ranking has been 229 (11 Aug 08) and his best results of 2008 were: -Great Britain F7 Winner -Ireland F2 Winner -New Dehli III Challenger Winner They were his three tournaments wins and he had 1 0r 2 other Futures finals and made it to the 1st qualifying round at Wimbledon and Aussie Open. My question is: How is it that the score in the Davis Cup match could be so close, the match could be so close yet now look where Stakhovsky's playing and look at Niland. Any ideas??