To qualify for the year-end finals since Mardy Fish did so back in 2011. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The American had no reason to be discouraged at that stage, but thereafter he was soundly beaten by the crowd favorite, fading badly over the last two sets, bowing out tamely, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Photo Source: Harry How/Getty/p> An off-season pelvis surgery a blessing? He then moved through the field with little hesitation. Jack Sock has had a year to forget on the singles court, poking fun of his 2018 record which stands at a lackluster 7-20. IMO he should be a Top 30 regular at least, and people forgot how good he is versus the Top 20 before 2018. The new pair in tennis also seized the Indian Wells and the ATP Finals titles. Last to do so was Andy Roddick in 2010 Miami. The 26-year old has not played a single match in the last two months. What happened? He replicated that feat in 2016 at the U.S. Open, defeating Marin Cilic in a fine performance before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. 42 in the world. After a miserable 2018 singles season, the Nebraska-born tennis player was foreseeing to fix his singles reign again on the circuit. Problem is this is the worst case of a slump I have seen from a player who just finished the previous year in the Top 10. Australian Open ATP Grand Slam That's what happened. After a miserable 2018 singles season, the Nebraska-born tennis player was foreseeing to fix his singles reign again on the circuit. When they were together he losing match after match. Besides that, his hip caused issues during the Hopman Cup earlier this year. Sock did have a terrific year in doubles, winning Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the ATP Finals with Mike Bryan, taking Indian Wells with John Isner and winning a couple of other smaller titles. I hope he gets back into shape, but more, if I'm right, I hope he figures out something mentally. However, Jack Sock can make good use of his time away from tennis and work on the other aspects and tactics of improving his singles play. served as an efficient substitute for Bob Bryan, who underwent hip surgery last year. In the spring, he fared reasonably well at the Masters 1000 hard court events, reaching the semifinals at Indian Wells and the quarters in Miami. A three-digit ranking would see Sock fall outside the bracket for direct qualification for the Australian Open, a spectacular fall from grace for a player who many had earmarked as America’s next male tennis star. Also that is grand slam champion Jack Sock to you, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Rest In Peace…I love you”. The following year, Sock climbed to No. The sports you love, the teams you follow, we've got it covered. At No. 159 in the fifth game, made it count, and won the opening set 6-4. He was on course to be a Top 20 regular, but got shot up when he won Paris. He even finished the 2017 season as the #8 in the world, a career peak, a personal record of 38 wins, a semifinal at the ATP finals and especially a Masters 1000 title in Paris. He lost to Roger Federer in the former and Rafael Nadal in the latter, but those were respectable showings. A Field Of Nightmares: Coronavirus, Money, & Baseball, Houston Astros’ Prospect: Bryan De La Cruz, Tracking Houston Astros Players As MLB Postpones Opening Day, Christian Yelich Extension Gives Houston Astros A George Springer Blueprint. New York Jitters? Share 0. When did they split? Why is he so often turning in performances that are not worthy of a player with his stature? Also, he teamed up with CoCo Vandeweghe and failed produced flourishing results. Singles wins have only come sporadically for the American, with his best showings coming in Stockholm and Houston, where he reached the quarterfinals. Jack Sock. Sock is currently recuperating from a surgery in February. But Bolt held on to win the set 6-3. To put things into perspective, Sock became the first American: The right-hander won’t be back in London singles this year but will have fond memories of his inaugural appearance where he made the semifinals. Beat Fiasco, Juju and Krajinovic and get 1000 points. Jack Sock will have most of these happening to him very soon. He even finished the 2017 season as the #8 in the world, a career peak, a personal record of 38 wins, a semifinal at the ATP finals and especially a Masters 1000 title in Paris. Talk about everything from the ATP, NSMTA, to college Tennis and even everything about equipment. , Besides that, his hip caused issues during the Hopman Cup earlier this year. The gold medalist in the mixed doubles tournaments in Rio 2016, Sock. Follow the Australian Open even closer with Tennis Channel PLUS. Singles wins have only come sporadically for the American, with his best showings coming in Stockholm and Houston, where he reached the quarterfinals. He was even forced to miss the Australian Open due to his injury. With Bob Bryan due to accompany his twin in months, it’s time for Sock to dedicate himself to playing singles again, a format he has previously stated his preference for. Even though he never established himself as a superstar and was overshadowed by many players, he kept getting better every single year. In all of 2018, he won only one match at the four Grand Slam events. This impels the American to stay out from the ATP circuit for a few months from now since the ligament of his finger has been damaged. report; all 6 comments. However, Jack Sock can make good use of his time away from tennis and work on the other aspects and tactics of improving his singles play. Sock knows he can do a whole lot better in best-of-five set matches at the majors. Sock played his first round contest at the Australian Open last night against Alex Bolt, a wild card from the land Down Under. Two days after Querrey pulled out of St. Petersburg, the Italian withdrew from Sardinia. Also, his ranking is going to exponentially fall on the singles track. His first significant season was in 2014, which he concluded at No. He lost the same number of matches in 2018 as he did the previous year, 21, but did not win nearly as many contests. semifinals of Paris to cling onto the top 100, Mason Rudolph Gives Pittsburgh Steelers Hope, South Africa Springboks Struggle To Get Into Third Gear Against Namibia, Three Bright Spots Despite Rough Start For Pittsburgh Steelers, Elina Svitolina vs Ashleigh Barty: Indian Wells Open Fourth Round Preview, Japan Could Have A Singles Grand Slam Champion Very Soon, Borna Coric vs Lucas Pouille: Australian Open Fourth Round Preview. @Lukasgigler How surreal that his history would've changed drastically if Edmund converted that match point -- he wouldn't have continued to win the tournament without saving that Match Point, and without winning the tournament, he wouldn't have been able to qualify for the ATP Finals where he got 400 more points. The 26-year old has not played a single match in the last two months. Sock broke the world No. 23 whose supreme racquet speed and impeccable footwork have been hailed as his major weapons, is too good of a player to drop by the wayside. 6 comments; share; save; hide. At 16, Sock gave his debut performance at ITF junior tournament inaugurated by Pan America Championships. The American will instead be looking to end 2018 on a high and hopefully use that as a stepping stone into 2019, where he has few points to defend. He did something his compatriots John Isner and Sam Querrey couldn’t do, and that was to win a Masters 1000 and qualify for the year-end championships (although Isner would later win Miami in 2018). He was 8th best in the world at the end of 2017. In his next seven tournaments, he won only four matches. To win a Masters 1000 title. Having won Wimbledon once before in 2014 with Vasek Pospisil, Sock has demonstrated unequivocally that he is one of the great doubles players in the game of tennis. Jack Sock, a famous tennis star was born to a golfer and financial advisor father named Larry and a housemaker mother named Pam. His singles campaign got off to a good start on Wednesday, dispatching Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-3. The gold medalist in the mixed doubles tournaments in Rio 2016, Sock served as an efficient substitute for Bob Bryan, who underwent hip surgery last year. JavaScript is disabled. One World Trade Center, in New York City, is lit in Australian colors: American tennis fans are surely bewildered by the wild inconsistency and fluctuating fortunes of Jack Sock, who must rank right up near the top of the list of the most enigmatic players in his profession. The latest in a long line of one season wonders. Subscribe to this Thread… 07-23-19 07:13 PM #1. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Medvedev fires 22 aces to top Gasquet in St. Petersburg, Fognini the second ATP player to test positive for COVID-19 this week, Nadal brings down curtain on unique Roland Garros in the right spirit. The majors are where Sock clearly has to raise his reputation, and his dismal showing in Melbourne this time around is another setback for a player who has an exceedingly heavy forehand and a very good serve. Kickoff each day of the 2019 Australian Open with Tennis Channel Live, reviewing the day's most important news and previewing the day's biggest matches. However, Sock chose to experience some snowboarding activity and landed up injuring his index finger during the course of the venture. The chat Mac had with him at the Laver Cup when he was playing Nadal was epic.