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Jack Sock to focus on Wimbledon after French Open defeat

Written by Charlie Jimenez   
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:22

jack sock to focus on wimbledon after french open defeatIt was a sad day for American tennis fans on June 1 after the Florida native took on Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros for this year's French Open.

The 22-year-old had a tense match against the World #7, hoping to make his way into the quarter finals where he could have been facing off with World #1 Novak Djokovic had he been successful. However, it was ambitious to imagine a win against the King of Clay, who is now on course to win his 10th French Open, and as such he bowed out gracefully with a 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 defeat.

While the French Open Grand Slam title may have eluded him for this year, Sock certainly has no reason to be disheartened. He still has the doubles tournaments upon which to focus, having defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the third round at Roland Garros with partner Vasek Pospisil.

It should be no contest for this lethal combination, who have more than proven that they're capable of going all the way at Grand Slam events. In 2014, the pair defeated the Bryan brothers Mike and Bob 7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–5 to take the Wimbledon Men's Doubles Championship title for the first time. They've also proven their worth in other Grand Slam events, such as the US Open, during which they battled their way through to the third round in 2014.

 

The fourth round in the French Open may have been an all-American affair, but with Wimbledon on the horizon, Jack Sock can forget about his singles defeat and focus on his performance in the upcoming London-based event.

This year, athletes will benefit from an extended rest period between the French and British Grand Slam events after concerns about recovery times were raised. Traditionally, Wimbledon always takes place two weeks after the French Open, but issues raised with ATP suggested that this was not sufficient time for rest or training.

Now, Sock can focus on his efforts for the forthcoming Grand Slam event, which begins on June 29. While the French Open Doubles title may still be firmly within his grasp, at just 22 years old, he still has a lot to prove. With this in mind, 2015 may just be the year to showcase his talents not just as a team player but also as a Men's Singles Champion.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:54
 
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