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May 26, 2008

#2 Robert Farah/Kaes Van't Hof (USC)

#2 Robert Farah/Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Jonas Berg/Erling Tveit (Ole Miss), 7-6 (10), 7-6 (6)
On the match...
Kaes Van't Hof
"I hate to beat a dead horse, but we got lucky to come out with some good points there. These guys serve so big, everybody we've played the last couple days have served well and covered the court well. It takes away our returns, which is normally our strength. Those guys served us smart and we came up with a couple big returns at the right times in the breakers and made sure we closed the middle at the right time on the breaker. Ended up serving it out, actually breaking it out in the second set. It's one of those doubles matches at a high level where one or two points here or there, you just got to keep doing the right thing and eventually it pays off."

On coming into the second set...
Robert Farah
"They hit two lucky shots during the game, one hit the net and the other one was sleepy and we just came out from a good breaker. We never lost hope. It was 1-0 and they still had to hold five times and our returns are pretty good, they are our strength. Tveit didn't hold his serve, he couldn't make his first serves and we took advantage of that and we got the break back, we were back in the game."

Kaes Van't Hof
"I think the second set was a lot better doubles than the first set. The second set had a lot more points. You had to come up with shots more often. Whereas the first set we were both kind of still feeling out the match. It's tough when you see guys serve once every four games. You don't get a read on it. You think he's going to do something, you think he has a tendency and he ends up not having it. The second set we started making more balls and better tennis, so we had a better chance to break."

On playing two breakers after playing three in their previous match...
Kaes Van't Hof
"I was a lot more calm in breakers today. If those were the first breakers of the tournament today, I would have been a little tighter than I was after playing three gutwrenching, almost heartbreaking breakers yesterday."