Nebraskans Jack Sock, Jackson Withrow top second-ranked doubles team to advance in Australian Open

Nebraskans Jack Sock, Jackson Withrow top second-ranked doubles team to advance in Australian Open
Nebraskans Jack Sock, pictured, and Jackson Withrow rallied to bounce Colombia’s Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the Australian Open. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nebraskans Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow upset the second-seeded team in doubles Wednesday night at the Australian Open.

Sock and Withrow rallied to bounce Colombia’s Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4.

Sock, a Lincoln native, and Withrow, a three-time state champ at Omaha Burke, had a chance to win the opening set. They led 6-5 in the tiebreaker before Cabal and Farah won the final three points.

But Sock and Withrow responded with a break of serve in the second game of the second set, then went on to even the match.

Sock and Withrow opened the third set with another break of serve, but Cabal and Farah got a break in the fourth game. It was the only time Sock and Withrow had their serve broken Wednesday.

Tied 4-4, Sock and Withrow got the decisive break in the ninth game before serving out the victory.

Next up, the Nebraskans will face Taylor Fritz and Cameron Norrie on Thursday.

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