Jack Sock: ´My brother was almost dead. He is a source of inspiration for me´



by LUIGI GATTO

Jack Sock: ´My brother was almost dead. He is a source of inspiration for me´

Interviewed by Tennis.com, Jack Sock spoke about his brother"s illness. Eric Sock was almost dead, but he is recovering well now. "It started out as a sore throat" - Jack said - "Then it turned into bilateral pneumonia in both his lungs.

The infection he had had spread it attacked his liver, lungs, kidney and heart all in one day. When he went to the hospital, he was having a very hard time breathing and had an immense amount of pain throughout his ribs and sides.The doctors said he was a day away from not making it through the illness.He was in the hospital for three weeks in a bed; the last week and a half he was on a ventilator to help him breathe, because he wasnt able to do so on his own.

The doctors were then able to perform a surgery where they pried apart each rib and pulled out all the infection". "Hes the loving brother, the supporting brotherwho comes first. If Im not serving well or not feeling a certain shot, he will chime in and help out.

I take it to heart, because hes been around the game and around me a long time. Watching him have the courage and strength to get through how he did has really helped me a lot on the court." Eric Sock played some ATP matches, but never won an encounter to get enough points in the ATP rankings.

Also Read:Jack Sock: the Light at the End of the Tunnel for American Tennis?

Jack Sock