American tennis ace Jack Sock got emotional after putting an end to his eight-match losing streak at Flushing Meadows on Monday. The 25-year-old saw off world No. 114 Guido Andreozzi 6-0 7-6 (4) 6-2 in the US Open first round.
It was the American's first win since May and the Rome Masters. 2017 Paris Masters champion Sock has had a disappointing season in singles as he has won only six matches so far this year. On the other side, Sock has remained a strong force in doubles as he has captured four doubles titles so far this season -- with the most notable ones being the Indian Wells Masters title with John Isner and the Wimbledon title with Mike Bryan respectively.
The world No. 18 remained optimistic during the darkest period of his season as he hoped that his doubles success would help him return to his old singles form. "Obviously I love the game, I have loved it my whole life.
I wouldn't be here without the support system I've had. So they just kept pushing me. It was only a matter of time I think for it to turn around," Sock said post-match. No. 18 seed Sock will be bidding to clinch back-to-back wins for the first time this year when he meets world No.
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