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Future looks bright under the lights

Sock, McHale lose at night at Arthur Ashe, but gain valuable experience along way

Updated: September 3, 2011, 2:26 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.clom

NEW YORK -- In what could have been called the Battle for Nebraska, Andy Roddick quickly showed 18-year-old Jack Sock that it will take more seasoning to get deeper into the U.S. Open draw. But then again, it's a lesson Roddick learned at the hand of Pete Sampras almost a decade ago.

"To be able to play with him was the best tennis experience of my life," Sock said.

With a modified crew cut, looking a little like an extra in "Back to the Future," Sock lost 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 ...

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