Jack Sock, John Millman involved in tense exchange following Indian Wells clash
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Australian tennis player John Millman wasn't happy with Jack Sock after their match and he let the American hear it. Following their first round clash at the Indian Wells Masters, Millman thought he heard Sock something that wasn't just right and he let the American hear it at the net.
Sock replied, "I didn't look at you, I smiled at you." To which Millman hit back: "You said..." before the conversation was again lost in the audio. "No I didn't," Sock was then heard repeating, to which Millman replied: "Yeah you did, mate.
And then you proceeded to tell me...[unintelligible]... but yeah, it's my fault!"
Millman edged out Sock
Millman, ranked at No. 90 in the world, beat wild card Sock in three sets 7-5 4-6 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells second round.
Millman claimed the first break of the match in the sixth game but got broken back in the seventh game. Millman then failed to convert a break point in the 10th game but broke Sock in the 12th game to win a tight opener.
After winning the first set, Millman started the second set with a break and a 2-0 lead. However, Sock refused to give up as he broke Millman in the third and seventh game to overturn the deficit and force a decider. After winning the second set, Sock made a good start to the third set as he took an early 3-1 lead.
Sock suddenly shut down after taking a 3-1 lead as Millman won five games in a row to overturn the deficit and escape with a three-set win. This week, Australia's Millman weighted on quarantine rules that will probably be imposed at the Australian Open.
“To return to Australia, you have to imagine a cut-off of at least 5 weeks, with the 15 days of quarantine. Inconceivable. Not to mention the price of the ticket which explodes with the low number of people authorized to return to the country: no less than 15,500 €," Millman said, as revealed by Quentin Moynet of L'Equipe.