Steve in R3 at RG. :worship: Not many would have expected. He meets Wawrinka next. His RG may well end there. But very good effort nonetheless
Smart stuff by Sergiy.Q. I didn't see every minute of the match. What were you discussing with your friend Mr. Stakhovsky at the end there?
STEVE JOHNSON: Yeah, actually a lot of guys asked me that in the locker room. Oh, what happened? At 6-5 in the second set - not in the breaker; he was serving at 40-15, I believe - he hits a serve that I'm still convinced is about an inch or half inch too long. I mean, really. Chair gets up and he's like, No, there's space. It's right there. The mark is not complete. I'm like, I see a circle. The mark to me is complete. Just kind of is funny. Sergiy is like, Look, I'll at it at the end. I was like, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to stop you for a minute, whatever we did. I'm not trying to stall here. I'm just really curious as to why this is actually in. At the end he kind of said, he's like, Look, I saw the mark. I would've said it was out, hands down. So I just kind of joked and said, Oh, I should have pulled out my phone like you did a couple years ago. He says, Oh, yeah, that's a couple thousand dollar mistake. I wouldn't do that. So it was good.
Q. It wasn't contentious.
STEVE JOHNSON: No, no, no, not at all. I was really shocked that the ref came out of the chair and said that this serve was good and play two. Not that it would've affected the game...
Q. But he didn't get a look at it? He didn't come over?
STEVE JOHNSON: Sergiy, at the end of the match he did. He kind of looked and he's like, Yeah, it was out. But that's life. You're going to get calls that go your way, his way. Can't really dwell on a missed call on a serve. That's about it.