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USC's Steve Johnson through to the third round at the Australian open

Steve Johnson, USCs last ncaa singles champion is playing well at the Australian open. Johnson is seeded 31st in the 128 man draw and has got to the round of 32 for the second year in a row, he will face the winner of the Ferrer/Hewitt match. His first match he won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 over Aljaz Bedene and a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 over Thomaz Bellucci in 1:27 showing his dominance. Steven really improved in the last year, by moving his ranking from the 70s to his previous ranking of 31st in the world. The last time a former USC player was ranked as high was Robert Van't Hof, 25th in world in 1983. Since leaving USC Johnson has turned into one of the top three USA players, which if he keeps up his climb up the rankings he could break into the top 10 by the end of 2016. So if you have the time on Friday you can catch Steven against either David Ferrer or Lleyton Hewitt, it should be a great match.

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