US Open - Oudin, Sock claim title

Sat, 10 Sep 02:32:00 2011

Young American pair Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock won the US Open mixed doubles final with a tiebreak win over Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank.

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With the sets split 7-6 4-6, a deciding tie break was needed, which the home players, among a crop of the next generation of American players, took 10-8.

Oudin and Sock needed a wildcard to get into the event but the result vindicated their inclusion in the draw.

"I gave him a few tips here and there, and we worked really well as a team," said 19-year-old Oudin.

"We were wildcards and we didn't even know we would get to play but we get better and better.

"Hopefully we can play again next year, if he says 'yes'."

The 18-year-old Sock, who made it to the second round of the men's singles competition after also getting a wildcard to the main event, gave his partner an instant reply.

"Yes," he said. "It was great to get my first grand slam singles win and come out and play with a great friend of mine and win the US Open."

Victory provided consolation for the US after the host nation had seen both Andy Roddick and John Isner fall at the quarter-final stage of the men's tournament.

Roddick lost out to Rafael Nadal while Isner was ousted by Andy Murray earlier in the day.

Eurosport / Reuters

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