America’s Top-Ranked Male Player, Jack Sock Is Dreaming Much Bigger

As it turned out, that extra preparation was not necessary — at least in the short term. Minutes before the start of the championship match Sunday afternoon, Sock’s opponent, the Canadian Milos Raonic, withdrew because of a slightly torn right hamstring muscle.

The walkover gave Sock, 24, his second ATP title of the year and a career-high ranking of No. 18. His first title came in Auckland, New Zealand, in January, and he secured victories in singles and doubles against Switzerland in February to help the United States reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup. His only loss of the season so far has been against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round of the Australian Open.

Sock’s 11-1 match record in 2017 is among the tour’s best. Only Roger Federer, who won the Australian Open and is 8-0, has a better winning percentage. Sock…

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