Former world No. 8 Jack Sock received the last wild card into the Citi Open in Washington. Sock, 28, is set to make his seventh main draw appearance in Washington. Sock's best result in Washington came in 2017, when he made the semifinal.
Sock last played at this week's Atlanta Open, where he lost in the round-of-16 to fellow compatriot John Isner. "We all know Jack's an incredible talent. Much like my last opponent in the first round, he's had a lot of back luck with injuries, so he's working his way back up," Isner said in an on-court interview, per the ATP website.
"Everyone knows he's way better than his current ranking. It's good to have him back, because of course the fans love watching him play. It's just a shame that him and I had to play here in the Round of 16. "But for me, I'm very, very happy with how I played tonight.
I thought I played excellent. Hopefully I can keep it going."
Sock aims to return to his old form
Sock, now ranked at No. 201 in the world, earlier this week spoke about wanting to return to his hold form. “We sat down after I came back from my thumb surgery, and then obviously with COVID-19 we definitely sat down – [my coach, Alex Bogomolov], my wife, everyone – and said, if we’re going to do this then the goal is to be competing to win tournaments and be one of the best players in the world,” Sock told the ATP website.
“If not, if that doesn’t happen, then I’ve done a lot in the sport and I’m proud of it. But there’s not much point in wasting time if you’re not ready to go after it again. “My goal is definitely to do everything in my power to be the best I can in singles again, and then see what happens... I’m excited to show everybody where I’m at and that I’m back and ready to go”.