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Watch: Tim Smyczek hits impressive backhand winner against Jack Sock

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The last time we saw Tim Smyczek in a big tournament, he achieved his career-best showing at a Grand Slam tournament by advancing to the third round of the U.S. Open and becoming the last American in the men's draw. He entered the BNP Paribas Open with a 1-5 ATP Tour record this season, but that doesn't mean he isn't capable of some great tennis.

Watch this no-look backhand winner that he yanks past Jack Sock on Thursday:

http://youtu.be/m4RP8KlrP6E

Smyczek went on to beat Sock 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in an all-American first-round match. The 26-year-old from Wisconsin will play Alexandr Dolgopolov in the second round.

(h/t The Changeover)

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