Jack Sock wins in ATP Finals despite rude awakening

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2017

The Croatian led Sock by the same margin in the decisive set on Tuesday and was 4-2 up in the tie-break, but the eighth seed from America refused to be beaten and has now won all three matches against Cilic.

Jack Sock mounted a spirited fightback to claim a first ATP World Tour Finals victory that leaves Marin Cilic facing an early exit.

Sock's nothing-to-lose mentality helped him, too, and there were deft drop shots and unexpected selections from the back of the court, with some fun with the crowd along the way as he kept his hopes of a semifinal place alive.

Sock will hope to defeat Zverev in the final round-robin meeting in the Boris Becker group in a match which could decide who progresses to the semi-finals while Cilic will face Federer hoping to finish his ATP Finals campaign with his first victory of the week.

Watch as they tackle some of the most famous phrases to come out of London's East End, with Federer's befuddled response to, "Blimey mate, I'm Hank Marvin" a particular highlight.

"That was a tough one for sure", Sock told Sky Sports' Annabel Croft during his on-court interview. It's an fantastic atmosphere here and I love playing in London and in front of the fans here.


"It's definitely disappointing in both matches in that third set after being in a good position and putting myself in a good position".

"What makes the difference I think with these top guys, if you don't take the chances, it's one point here and there".

"I think Jack is playing really good", Cilic said.

"I'm just going to try to be a little bit more stubborn in my preparations maybe for the next match, and hopefully next year".

"I went outside, saw Rafa, saw Dominic, everyone was all bundled up, freezing cold, just wanting to get back inside".

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