American teen Jack Sock defeated 18-year-old Jason Kubler of Australia 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) in the singles final of the $10,000 Plantation Open Men's Pro Futures tournament Sunday in Plantation, Fla.
The eighth-seeded Sock, currently ranked No. 381 in the world, rolled through the week-long clay court event with five straight-set victories. It's the second Futures singles title in the 19-year-old's career.
Sock and Nicholas Monroe reached the doubles final before falling to Americans Drew Courtney and Jamere Jenkins 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.