Jack Sock falls early in Western & Southern Open
21 year old American hopeful Jack Sock fell 7-6, 6-3 to No. 16 seed Tommy Robredo, as the Spaniard proved too tough mentally and physically for the youngster.
Sock was able to hang tough with Robredo in the first set, trading big serves and forehands while saving just two break points, forcing a first set tiebreak.
In the first set tiebreak, Sock was able to build a 5-2 lead behind crafty shot making and a Robredo forehand error.
However, the tides would quickly change as Sock would go on to lose the next five points, failing to execute several drop shots, leaving the court and tiebreak for the taking. Robredo would claim the first set 7-6(5).
At the set changeover, Jack Sock would call for the ATP trainer to look at Sock’s right elbow and forearm, possibly the reason for Sock dropping the first set.
Sock would struggle to hold his serve to open the second set, being forced to save two break points.
Sock would go on to lose his next two service games, digging a 5-1 hole for himself after being broken mentally, physically, and literally.
Robredo would go on to break Sock again in the final game of the set, converting on his fourth set point for a 7-6(5), 6-2 win.