Jack Sock is a professional tennis player who achieved 4 ATP singles titles and reached World Number 8 in November 2017. Sock was born in Nebraska but his family has to move to Kansas because his brother had to train at the Mike Wolf Tennis Academy.
Due to his brother, Sock was influenced to play tennis and became a school varsity player in tennis. When he graduated high school, he had an 80-0 record and won 2 state championships.
Sock displayed great potential in tennis, as he managed to reach World Number 22. One of his earliest tournaments was with his brother, Eric. They joined in the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open as wildcard players.
At the young age of 16, he joined the Pan American Championships and the 2009 US Open. During the US Open, he was able to reach the semifinals with his partner, Matthew Kandath.
In November 2009, Sock played for the Futures and won a title. His winning earned him a ticket to the 2010 Miami Masters and 2010 US Open. By the following year, he entered the USA F3 tournament where he reached the final round. This opened a lot of opportunities for him and entered many Challenger-level tournaments.
One of his most notable early successes was during the Dallas Challenger as he reached the quarterfinals and the 2011 Miami Masters and competed in the main draw. He also went to proceed to the 2011 US Open as a wildcard player and won against Marc Gicquel. However, his comfort zone seemed to be in the doubles, where he won his first Grand Slam title in the US Open with his partner, Melanie Oudin.
His Grand Slam title only led him to return to the Challenger Tour and reached the quarterfinals. He also partnered with Nicholas Monroe in the doubles event and reached the final round.
Sock represented his country in the Davis Cup, where he had only reached the first round after being defeated by Team Switzerland.
Sock also played for the World TeamTennis for 3 seasons, and quite established a name for himself during the tournament. He also became a member of the New York Empire in 2020 and was hailed as the 2020 WTT Finals Male MVP.
Grand Slam Results:
- 3R at the 2017 Australian Open
- 4R at the 2015 French Open
- 3R at the 2016, and 2022 WimbledonOpen
- 4R at the 2016 US Open