Jack Sock granted wild card into Indian Wells Masters
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American tennis player Jack Sock has been awarded a wild card into the Indian Wells Masters. Sock, ranked at No. 162 in the world, is set to make his eighth appearance at the Indian Wells Masters. Sock, a former world No. 8, hasn't played in Indian Wells since 2018.
Sock, who debuted at the Indian Wells Masters in 2012, picked up three consecutive first round losses in his first three appearances at the event. In 2917, Sock put up his best ever run in Indian Wells, making the semifinal before losing to Roger Federer.
Besides Sock, the Indian Wells organizers also handed wild cards to rising stars Jenson Brooksby, Holger Rune and Zachary Svajda.
Sock hoping it's not too late for him
Sock, 29, enjoxed the best season of his career in 2017.
Back then, Sock won his maiden Masters title in Paris, achieved a career-high ranking of No. 8 in the world and made the semifinal at the Nitto Atp Finals. Sock hasn't been the same player since 2017 but he is hoping he can turn it around and achieve more success before he retires.
"Everyone knows that road back is basically starting over. I didn’t even have a number next to my name for a ranking. There was definitely a real conversation whether we were going to do this or not,” Sock said at the US Open.
“I’m happy with what I’ve done in my career. I would say I’ve had a very successful career to this point, but we did feel there was still some, if not a lot left in the tank and a lot of good tennis still ahead of me.
Maybe some of my best tennis is still ahead of me, so I’m just trying to prove that one week at a time, one match at a time. “I was lost definitely there for a little bit, but very, very fortunate and blessed to have found my coach Bogie [Alex Bogomolov], my wife, I’m based in Charlotte now. I feel like we’ve got a good thing going."