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Pospisil, Sock advance to doubles final at Western & Southern Open

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The Canadian Press
8/16/2014 8:58:24 PM
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CINCINNATI - Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock set up a rematch of their winning Wimbledon final as they stretched their unbeaten streak to 14 doubles matches on Saturday at the Western & Southern Open.

The unseeded pairing beat the French team of Julien Benneteau and Eduardo Roger Vasselin 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-6 and next face top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan after the Americans defeated compatriots Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-8.

"This win gives us a lot of confidence," said Pospisil, a Vancouver native. "They go into the match the favourites, we have nothing to lose.

"We'll give it our best shot. It was great to put ourselves in this situation again."

Pospisil and Sock will bid for a third title after also winning in Atlanta last month.

The two have not been beaten since first teaming up at Wimbledon. Their win in the quarter-finals topped the previous unbeaten streak of 12 set by Paul Annacone and Christo van Rensburg in 1984-85.

Pospisil and Sock advanced in just over 90 minutes, saving seven of the eight break points they faced and breaking the Frenchman twice.

In the third set, a match tiebreak, Pospisil unleashed a reflex volley to yield three match points for his team.

Pospisil and Sock advanced on their second chance with a Sock service winner.

Vasek Pospisil (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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