Sock stunned after swapping holidays for Tour Finals
American Jack Sock said he was shocked after moving from “thinking about his holidays” during his opening Paris Masters win, to qualifying for next week’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Finals in London after claiming the Bercy title. The 16th seed beat qualifier
Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the Paris Masters final. He trailed 5-1 in a deciding set during his second-round match against Britain’s Kyle Edmund but fought back before going on to snatch the eighth and final spot for the year-ending event from Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta with the biggest title of his career. Sock rose from 22nd to ninth in the world rankings and is the first American to reach the Tour Finals since Mardy Fish in 2011. “Coming in this week I had no idea I could even make London,” the 25-year-old told a press conference. “Now to sit here and extend the season another two weeks, and to keep playing and achieve a lot of firsts today for me, is incredible.” Sock also became the US No 1 for the first time in his career after winning his third ATP title of the season.