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Wimbledon champs Sock-Pospisil to join Bryans in Citi Open field

July 17, 2014 04:39 PM
Jack Sock teamed with Vasek Pospisil to win the Wimbledon doubles title over Bob and Mike Bryan. Both teams are entered in the 2014 Citi Open.

By Citi Open Staff

On the heels of their Wimbledon triumph, Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock will reunite as a team and join top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan in the world-class doubles field at the 2014 Citi Open. Main draw play begins July 28 at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park.

Eight of the Top 10 doubles players in the ATP World Tour are scheduled to compete. In addition to the Bryans, the teams of Alexander Peya (No. 3) and Bruno Soares (No. 3), Daniel Nestor (No. 5) and Nenad Zimonjic (No. 6), and Marcelo Melo (No. 7) and Ivan Dodig (No. 10) round out the top ten. Julien Benneteau, who captured the Citi Open title in 2013 with Zimonjic, partners with Michael Llodra, while 2012 Citi Open champs Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot will vie to reclaim the crown.

The Bryans are looking to win their unprecedented 99th career title in Washington, where they’ve claimed the doubles title three times. During the 2013 season, the 36-year-old American twins completed a Golden Slam – they won the gold in the 2012 London Olympics followed by all four Grand Slam titles in a row.

Together, the Bryans have won a record 15 Grand Slam men’s doubles titles. Also in 2013, the Bryans finished as the No. 1 team for a record ninth time in 11 years.

The Canadian-American duo of Pospisil and Sock, who have never competed together until Wimbledon, accepted a wild card into the main draw. They upset defending Wimbledon champions Bryans in a five-set match to claim their first Grand Slam title.

For a complete list of the men’s doubles player field, visit www.citiopentennis.com. The impressive men’s singles field includes three of the Top 10 players on the ATP World Tour – Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic, and Grigor Dimitrov.

 

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