Wimbledon champs Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil played under the lights at the BB&T Open in Atlanta and they didn't disappoint the partisan North American crowd. Taking on a South American team, the top seeded duo of Sock and Pospisil (fresh off the shocking win at Wimbledon) came out blazing, breaking in the third game and besides a little laps in concentration in Sock's first service game, they didn't miss a step nor did they make a wrong move. Blasting returns, spinning lobs in the deep corners, delicately placing volleys precisely in the service boxes, and banging aces, the Wimbledon champs continued to roll as they took the first set in style and without any real troubles.
Things were even more one sided in the second set; Pospisil and Sock continued to blast serves and returns while their opponents were just really stuck in the mud, it was as if they weren't used to that brand of high quality tennis or just weren't up for the challenge. Throughout the second set, the crowd would be dazzled with amazing winners and impressive coordination from a young team, young in age and young in experience. The tennis the young North Americans produced was lyrical and it was no surprise that they eased to victory in straight sets 6-3 6-2.
Things could've been tricky for the Wimbledon champs seeing as Pospisil lost a tough 3-set match the night prior (where his emotions ran high after a slight incident in the final set) and that Sock lost his semifinal clash with John Isner just a few hours before playing the doubles semifinal. With the odds somewhat stacked against the young North Americans, they stepped up to the plate and pulled through impressively!
It'll be an all North American final on Sunday at the BB&T Open in Atlanta as Vasek Posipsil of Canada teams up with Jack Sock of Sock against Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson, both from the United States. Querry and Johnson teamed up this week for the first time and find themselves in the final, and we all know the the story of Sock and Pospisil. It should definitely be a barn burner; interesting to see who the crowd pulls for.