Why is nobody talking about Jack Sock?

Wuppy

Professional
I saw his two matches. He's a beast! He was ripping huge serves and pinpoint winners. If he keeps playing like that he'll be a huge force on tour.
 

Cormorant

Professional
There's been no shortage of American players to get excited about this week; just check out what's happening on court 11 right now. Sock and Johnson have been a bit of a revelation so far, and it'll be fascinating to see who fares better on tour as their careers diverge.

The vets have been sensational too.
 

Cormorant

Professional
I don't even care that he's American, I just care that he's good. To me, tennis is a sport of individuals, not nations.
I just meant that his countrymen are taking their share of the limelight and the media isn't just going to hone in on one guy when others are producing too. The TV coverage has had to cover a lot of new players in the past five days. I am aware that tennis doesn't follow the jingoistic script of Rocky IV, but if there have been any non-American success stories please point me in their direction.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Nobody's talking about him because he hasn't done much as a pro. Sure, he won a mixed doubles slam title, but so did Gimelstob, and there wasn't much talk about him either, until he became a broadcaster.
 
I've been looking to watch him play but haven't see any of his matches for some reason. I think he's got mad game and is a legit up and comer to go to top 20 in future. He does have a little bit of a funny look to him and a little bit of a funny name, but that won't keep him down I hope.
 

Cormorant

Professional
I've been looking to watch him play but haven't see any of his matches for some reason. I think he's got mad game and is a legit up and comer to go to top 20 in future. He does have a little bit of a funny look to him and a little bit of a funny name, but that won't keep him down I hope.
Having an unusual name and awkward frame didn't impede Mardy Fish much, give or take half a career.
 

PhrygianDominant

Hall of Fame
Sock is just a bit too boring....serve and forehand tennis was good enough for Roddick's one slam, but I don't see that happening again anytime soon. That tune's played out.
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
I know some people don't care but he IS a slam winner already. That didn't do much for Gasquet though
 

jokinla

Hall of Fame
He has to stay healthy and get in shape, and then have some consistent results, which should start happening this next year, and then you might start to hear more about him.
 

cluckcluck

Hall of Fame
Sock is the real deal. I would GOAT him.
He has no backhand return. He runs around to his forehand and hits a weak return which gets put to the open side of the court.
He's not winning easy points, especially when they're big points. He needs to mature and play smart points instead of ball bashing like Roddick/Blake.

He does, however, have a nice serve and has surprisingly nice hands at net.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
His ceiling is probably a Mardy type player. In fact he has the same fitness problem that Mardy had at that age. He'll probably slow down as he gets older and be one of those players that peaked by the age of 22.
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
I wish the Scottish commentator would just shut up period, what a pain in the buttisimo
 

Baxter

Professional
I've been looking to watch him play but haven't see any of his matches for some reason. I think he's got mad game and is a legit up and comer to go to top 20 in future. He does have a little bit of a funny look to him and a little bit of a funny name, but that won't keep him down I hope.
He's on CBS right now if you want to check him out.
 

slowfox

Professional
Looks like we're talking about him now. Let's see if this thread can stay on the first page as long as the 5.0 vs Mac thread did... um, maybe not... :)
 
I saw his two matches. He's a beast! He was ripping huge serves and pinpoint winners. If he keeps playing like that he'll be a huge force on tour.
Until he wins something big or surge into top 50 at least, people in the TW in general, won't be talking about him
 

Wuppy

Professional
Because all tennis scores must be 6/1, 6/1, 6/3, 6/4, or 7/6, 7/6 right?

:rolleyes:
erm, no, you just rarely see two sets go 1-6, 6-1. Imagine a grand slam match going:

6-1, 1-6, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6

That would be pretty weird. Usually if you totally dominate a guy in the first set you don't get totally dominated in the next set.
 

citybert

Hall of Fame
His footwork looks awful but not beyond repair. Think this is where soccer is very useful at a young age. Top 4 all played early on
 
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