Johnson vs. Sock...

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  1. SoCal10s

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    nice match up tomorrow .. who's gonna take this?? .. it looks like this can be a start of nice little American players rivalry for years to come..
     
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  2. floridatennisdude

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    It'll be a heckuva match between these two. They are also doubles partners in ATL. Always adds another dynamic.
     
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  3. tennis_tater

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    Yes, they played together, but Pretty sure they lost in first round of dubs late Monday night.
     
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  4. Clemson_tennis

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    Johnson is the better player at the moment. I expect him to win in 2
     
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  5. floridatennisdude

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    That is correct, lost in a tb 3rd. Wonder which one gained the most knowledge of the other by sharing the court and listening to strategy.
     
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  6. SoCal10s

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    it's gonna fun seeing who will come out ahead from this match up.. both just had an impressive first round win .. it was reported that Sock clocked a 140mph serve in his 1st round match... so that's a bit 'new and improved'... we'll see .. both should get a wild card for the USO also..
     
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  7. tball2day

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    Maybe you are talking about dubs WC? But in singles, SJ earned his by winning NCAAs. With something like 15 ATP WCs since he went pro, I am sure Sock will be given one. He'd get one with or without injury. He's the new DY of WCs as I read elsewhere. If ya get enough of them you are bound to win a good match at some point I suppose.
     
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  8. Clemson_tennis

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    I sat in the front row for that match vs Bogomolov.It was one ugly ugly match. Sock didn't play great and Boggo was horrendous. The Johnson/Young match was much better quality.
     
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  9. SoCal10s

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    what did you see? define ''ugly ugly" .. they both couldn't have been moon-balling like WTA does or ???

    Sock loves to 'dink' I guess he feels that's the only way he can beat these guys .. but 140mph serve and dink?
     
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  10. Clemson_tennis

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    something i wrote for another website

     
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  11. floridatennisdude

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    FWIW, Sock d Johnson 7-6, 7-6. No service breaks. Both tb's were 7-5.

    Didn't see the action, but appears stat difference came down to Socks 2nd serve and 2nd serve return points which were excellent numbers.
     
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    Sock wins, no reaction. If Sock had lost, the doubters would have come out to say he's on the DY wildcard track and should have gone to college.

    Well done Jack!
     
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  13. maggmaster

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    Sounds like they both played pretty tight games. I wish I could have seen that match.
     
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  14. woodrow1029

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    Not necessarily, because this was already a 2nd round match.
     
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    Does not stop the boo-birds around here.
     
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    --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GC7LotbjKE

    If anyone didn't get to see the match.
    Interesting match between two up and coming Americans trying to make it big.

    I thought it was a tight two sets. Johnson was up in both tiebreaks and just
    didn't take advantage of his opportunities. Was up 5-2 in the second set tie
    break but somehow lost 5 straight point. :confused:

    Also Johnson never seemed to get Sock's serve down and that cost him in the
    tiebreaks when every point mattered.

    Both played well though but I think the experience of having played on the tour
    longer showed since Sock was able to handle the pressure better and put more
    ball into play, especially on serve.

    Just my opinion.
     
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