Jack Sock beats Marin Cilic in straight sets at ATP Finals

Aubrey Yates
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 became the first American to win a match at the Nitto ATP Finals in 10 years when he outlasted fifth-seeded Marin Cilic on Tuesday in pool play at London.

With Federer tipped to steamroll Group Boris Becker, the mini-battle between Sock, Cilic and Zverev could decide second spot - and it was the 25-year-old debutant who took a giant stride towards the semi-final with a courageous display.

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Statistically, the last qualifier for these finals was evenly matched with Cilic during the match, but after a run of seven wins in nine matches, his self-belief was high.

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"That was a tough one for sure", Sock told Sky Sports' Annabel Croft during his on-court interview. But I love playing here in London, it's an wonderful atmosphere, you make me feel like home.

"I think if I do the right things and I play the right tennis, I can give myself a chance to play on the weekend of any tournament", Sock said after the two-hour, 28-minute match.

The ATP Finals feature the top eight fit male singles players and doubles teams who have accrued the most points throughout the 2017 season.

"I'm not the type of guy that will just enter a draw and be happy to make the third round or the quarters or whatever". My coach growing up nicknamed me "Showtime" because I love playing in front of people, and there is always a lot going on.

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