Can Wimbledon Doubles Title Help Jack Sock Turn Season Around?

Jack Sock

It’s clear from what we’ve seen recently that if Jack Sock wanted to be number one in the world in doubles, he could certainly do it. Sock has four doubles titles on the ATP tour this season, all with different partners. In Delray Beach, Sock won his first doubles title of the season with childhood friend Jackson Withrow. In Indian Wells, he teamed up with fellow American John Isner defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final. In Lyon, Sock teamed up with Australian Nick Kyrgios, who was playing his first tournament back after missing a little over a month with an elbow injury. The time off didn’t hamper them; they won the title. Most recently, Sock joined forces with Mike Bryan after Bob Bryan suffered a right hip injury. They won the title at the All England Club defeating Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-3 6-7(7)6-3 5-7 7-5 in the final.

The way Jack Sock finished his 2017 season, you could’ve never seen this singles slump coming. He had all the momentum after winning his first Masters 1000 event in Bercy, which also booked his place among the games best at the Nitto ATP Finals at the 02 Arena. He also successfully made it out of group play in London before falling to eventual winner Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinals.

2018 hasn’t gone to plan on the singles side for the 25-year-old American. Sock is entering the Hard Court Swing with a 5-14 record on the season. He hasn’t won consecutive matches the whole season and has lost six- straight matches as well.

He’ll next take the court at the BB&T Atlanta Open followed by Los Cabos Open. Both tournaments have considerably weaker fields, so if Sock were to put an end to the losing streak now would be an ideal time to do so. It’s only a matter of time before Sock starts winning again. As we saw back in February, John Isner was struggling to a similar degree before eventually snapping out of it with a win at the Miami Open in March.

The spotlight of representing your country at the US Open has never gone well for Jack Sock either. He reached the Round of 16 in 2016 but has had his fair share of surprising loses in New York, including a fifth set loss to Jordan Thompson last year. That might end up being a good thing this year as it will be a significant opportunity to get some ranking points before the Bercy and ATP finals points come off.

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