Steve Johnson and Jack Sock of the United States managed to win their first round matchup against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada, although it took three sets to do so. Johnson and Sock fell behind after losing the first set 1-6, but then they rallied with a huge victory in the second round, winning 7-6 (7-4) in the tiebreak. Then they turned up the jets in the third round, winning 6-2.
In the first set, Mirnyi and Nestor were dominant with their first serve points, going 8-9 compared to 6-18 for Johnson and Sock. Mirnyi and Nestor also managed to win 17-30 of their receiving points compared to a dismal 3-15 for Johnson/Sock, and the result was that first set smashing. In the second set though, Johnson and Sock recovered on their second serve points, winning 14 of 21, and they were pretty close to even with Mirnyi and Nestor on first serve points and receiving points. In the third set it was one stat that was crucial: Break points. Johnson and Sock captured two of three, Mirnyi and Nestor missed all seven.
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