March 1, 2022

#153: Ukraine´s Sergiy Stakhovsky on fighting for his country

#153: Ukraine´s Sergiy Stakhovsky on fighting for his country

Just a few weeks ago, Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky was playing the final match of his career at the Australian Open.

After nearly 20 years on the tour, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in January, ready to spend more time with his wife and three children.

Instead, and despite no military experience, Sergiy has enlisted in the Ukrainian military reserves to defend his country against its invasion by Russia.

We caught up with Sergiy from his home city of Kyiv, to talk about his decision and what life is like there currently. 

A sobering, but important listen. 

#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦

Ukraine tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky to fight Russian Army

 

How can we help?

The videos and pictures from Ukraine that we are all watching on the news and on social media are horrendous.

You may be feeling at a loss, and wondering how you might be able to help Ukraine.

Here are some organisations that are providing aid...

If you can't donate, you can still help spread the message like Sergiy is doing, by sharing posts on social media for these organisations. 

You can also send messages of support to Sergiy on Instagram and Twitter.

During his chat with Dan he said he was so appreciative of all the messages he is being sent. He thanked the whole tennis community for all of the support for him, and his country. 

We are sending all of our thoughts to Sergiy and the people of Ukraine. 💙 💛

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