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2011 US Open Press Conferences: Jack Sock (Second Round)

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Jack Sock

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Jack Sock
Country  United States
Residence Overland Park, Kansas
Born September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) (age 19)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 82 kg (180 lb)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $93,905
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 303 (January 30, 2012)
Current ranking No. 303 (January 30, 2012)
Grand Slam results
US Open 2R (2011)
Highest ranking No. 300 (January 30, 2012)
Current ranking No. 300 (January 30, 2012)
Last updated on: January 30, 2012.

Jack Sock (born September 24, 1992) is an American tennis player. The men’s junior US Open champion in 2010, he is best known for winning the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title with fellow American Melanie Oudin.



[edit] Junior Career

Sock played his first ITF junior tournament in October 2008, aged 16, at the Pan American Championships. [1] In the 2009 US Open, his third junior tournament, he reached the semifinals of the junior doubles with Matthew Kandath, and the third round of the junior singles.

Sock played relatively infrequently on the junior circuit, however, entering just two further tournaments: the Dunlop Orange Bowl in 2009 and the junior singles at the 2010 U.S. Open.[2] At this tournament, he received a wildcard entry, but proceeded to the final. There, he defeated fellow American Denis Kudla, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, to become the first American winner of the junior championships since Andy Roddick in 2000.[3] He won the Boy’s Junior National Tennis Championship in 2010 [3] and 2011, earning a wildcard in both years for the main draw of the US Open.

Sock graduated from Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kansas on May 22, 2011. He was 80–0 in his Kansas 6A High School tennis career, winning four consecutive state championships.[4]

[edit] Professional Career

Sock began playing in Futures tournaments in 2009, winning his first senior tournament on that circuit in November 2011.[5] He entered his first qualifying draw for an ATP tournament at the 2010 Miami Masters.[6] His first match as a professional came at the 2010 US Open, where he lost to Marco Chiudinelli.[3] Sock finished the 2010 season ranked 878th in the world. [7]

In 2011, he achieved his best result to date in a Futures tournament, reaching the final of the USA F3 tournament.[8] He began to play in a few tournaments at Challenger level, with his biggest success being a quarterfinal at the Dallas Challenger. He also competed in the main draw of the 2011 Miami Masters. As 2010 US Junior champion, he received a wildcard into the 2011 US Open, winning his first ATP match against Marc Gicquel, 6–4, 6–3, 1–6, 6–4. He advanced to play his idol Andy Roddick, a fellow Nebraskan in the second round. He lost to Roddick, 3-6, 3-6, 4-6.[9] Sock’s real breakthrough came in the mixed doubles, however, where he advanced to the final alongside Melanie Oudin, defeating the defending champions Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber in the second round.[10] In the final, Sock and Oudin defeated Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank, 7–6, 4–6, [10–8].

After winning his first Grand Slam title, Sock returned to competing on the Challenger Tour.[11] His most successful tournament was the Sacramento Challenger, in which he reached in the quarterfinals of the singles tournament and, partnering Nicholas Monroe, the final of the doubles tournament.[12] Sock finished 2011 ranked no. 381 in the singles, and no. 370 in the doubles.

In 2012, Sock won the Futures tournament at Plantation, as well as losing in the doubles final.[13] Stepping back up to the Challenger level, he competed at the Honolulu Challenger, making the quarterfinals of the singles tournament and, alongside Nick Monroe, once again made the final of the doubles tournament.[14]

He qualified for the SAP Open, but lost in the first round to Denis Kudla.

[edit] Major finals

[edit] Grand Slam finals

[edit] Mixed Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2011 US Open Hard United States Melanie Oudin Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina Eduardo Schwank
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–8]

[edit] Junior Grand Slam singles finals: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2010 US Open Hard United States Denis Kudla 3–6, 6–2, 6–2


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