BB&T ATLANTA OPEN 2014
Pospisil/Sock Reunite In Atlanta, Target Final Showdown
by ATP Staff|
Top seeds Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock reunited for the first time since their Wimbledon triumph and defeated Colombians Alejandro Gonzalez and Juan-Carlos Spir 6-4, 6-4 in the night session Tuesday at the BB&T Atlanta Open.
The Canadian-American duo, playing in their second tournament together, are No. 10 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Race To London and are looking to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
"This year, Vasek and I - since that result - we've set aside a goal of trying to make the year-end championships," said Sock. "I think if we can just keep playing solid and winning matches the weeks that we can play together, then I think we have a good shot of making it.
"That would be pretty special for both of us to go back to London and be able to play in such a prestigious event."
"At Wimbledon, Vasek and I were in a lot of tough positions and we were able to get out of them and pull through there, so I think it just kind of gives you that sense of confidence that you can battle through a lot of things and come up in the big times," said Sock.
Also on Tuesday in Atlanta, Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey teamed up for a 7-5, 6-4 win over Denis Istomin and Marinko Matosevic. Meanwhile, Kevin King and Michael Venus edged Divij Sharan and Donald Young 6-1, 3-6, 11-9.