Jack Sock is as important to USA as Novak Djokovic is to Serbia - Fish


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Jack Sock is as important to USA as Novak Djokovic is to Serbia - Fish

In an interview to USTA the United States's Davis Cup team captain Mardy Fish spoke about the depth of the American team. Fish said: "I think we’ve got, in my opinion, the best doubles player in the world by a significant margin in Jack Sock, and he is as important as Novak Djokovic is to Serbia.

The way the format is now, doubles is massive, so if we can get a couple singles wins early on and really get the guys rolling, we can rely on Jack quite heavily to push us through, and that is exciting. We know what Jack can do on the singles court, as well.

We’ve got a very deep team, and we’ve got the best doubles player in the world on our team, so that’s a huge asset." On the American next generation, Fish added: "Those three guys, for sure, are the present and the future of American tennis, and hopefully there’ll be more.

There are some guys... Tommy Paul jumps out at you. He’s ranked 80 in the world now. He’s the same age; he just hasn’t had the success that those guys have. Hopefully the success that they’ve had, he’s watching and learning and growing and will be right there with them and give us more options.

But there are plenty more that are coming up the pipeline, and so it goes in waves and generations. We don’t have Andy Roddick on our team, per se, right now, but who’s to say we won’t have next year?"