Jack Sock is out of shape!

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
That jellyroll has the same number of masters as Wawrinka, Del Potro and Ferrer. He has been ranked in the top 10 and made the semi final of the WTF. Have some respect!

...Just kidding. Continue.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Right. But that was before his acceptance of this doubles body.

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I don't think it's that bad. Mostly just the stomach, I think we're so used to seeing abs or having skinny guys like Zverev and Anderson. Sometimes the weight can generate more power and he's clearly moving well if he can beat Fognini! He's always had a larger build and still has had immense success. I don't think his weight is why he's stopped winning.
 

haqq777

Legend
Sometimes the weight can generate more power and he's clearly moving well if he can beat Fognini! He's always had a larger build and still has had immense success. I don't think his weight is why he's stopped winning.
I will have to disagree here. Weight is a key factor, especially in singles and being over weight does not help in generating power at all. What helps is right setup and stroke mechanics. Weight affects your movement, legwork and consequently setting up for every stroke.

I watched the entire match and the reason why he beat Fognini was because Fognini was absolutely flat. Sock was late on almost every ball, was huffing and puffing after 3 shot rallies involving lateral movements, and his footwork was extremely subpar compared to the past when he was playing good tennis. In the past, he was a good 10-15 pounds lighter. That is pretty big and will be a substantial factor going forward.
 

Faris

Professional
I don't think it's that bad. Mostly just the stomach, I think we're so used to seeing abs or having skinny guys like Zverev and Anderson. Sometimes the weight can generate more power and he's clearly moving well if he can beat Fognini! He's always had a larger build and still has had immense success. I don't think his weight is why he's stopped winning.
No it isn't just the stomach. He has moobs and an ass now. He was a big boy always in size I agree, but never this out of shape. He has put on a lot of weight post his thumb injury and that 6 month hiatus and he is no shape for a singles comeback, atleast right now. I saw him play live and practice a few times at Atlanta. Most in the crowd were saying the same thing. He fell in the first round there. Lost in first round I believe in Washington, and first round of qualifying at Cinci. It is clearly his fitness. He has the strokes and that booming forehand. But its no good if he is all over the place and not in the right position to hit it. Gotta have those feet setup as mentioned in that post above..
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I don't think it's that bad. Mostly just the stomach, I think we're so used to seeing abs or having skinny guys like Zverev and Anderson. Sometimes the weight can generate more power and he's clearly moving well if he can beat Fognini! He's always had a larger build and still has had immense success. I don't think his weight is why he's stopped winning.
Exactly :)
 

Searah

Semi-Pro
was surprised how bad sock played, i thought he would be the dominant one. shapo looked like he did better then sock.

also zverev seem like a baby fawn learning to walk.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
His GF is a cheerleader for our basketball team here in Charlotte. Believe me, I know how the food is here :p I can totally understand ;)

 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
I'll alert the media, because this is next-level news. Now it's on. He's always been so focused on fitness that Jim Courier would balk at his regimen, but, well, not anymore I guess.
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
He didn't get a PR because he wasn't out for six months? He needs somebody like Rasheed or Stefanki to get him in shape.
 
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