Eyes wide shut: Sock, Pospisil win Wimbledon final

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm •  Published: July 5, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil could have trouble improving on their first tournament as a doubles team.

Sock and Pospisil defeated Americans Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the Wimbledon doubles final on Saturday playing in their first event as a team.

The winners broke the top-seeded Bryan brothers' service in the final game on their fifth match point, with Sock smashing the winning forehand on a Mike Bryan second serve.

Pospisil said they had a simple formula for beating the all-time best doubles pair in Grand Slam history.

"Close your eyes; hope you play the best tennis of your life," he said, smiling.

Sock and Pospisil were playing on Centre Court for the first time.

"We had a lot of fun, people could see that," Sock said. "That's part of why we did well. We really enjoyed being out there. As kids we grew up watching this tournament. This is what we kind of dreamed of doing."

The 21-year-old Sock became the third-youngest player to win both a Grand Slam men's doubles title and a Grand Slam mixed doubles championship in the Open era, adding to the mixed title he won with American Melanie Oudin at the U.S. Open in 2011.

Todd Woodbridge and John McEnroe, both 20, were the only men to win both titles at a younger age, with McEnroe being the youngest.