Sock has a huge, explosive forehand, and he moves around the court with a determined, occasionally frantic energy. has been starved for a men’s Grand Slam singles winner since Andy Roddick won the US Open in 2003.Rumblings about his potential have followed him for almost as long as he’s been playing. But even Roddick never reached the same heights as Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, who were the two most recent Americans to truly dominate the sport.If he’s going to start living up to expectations — of others, yes, but also his own — he knows he has to start now.* * * Sock moved to Kansas City from Nebraska in fifth grade to train at the Mike Wolf Tennis Academy.He looked a bit uncomfortable, as though both slightly embarrassed and flattered that so many people had come to hear him talk about clothes and watch him play ping pong.
He wants to win the biggest trophies and medals alone. Please report any comments that suggest the person is gay or had sex with anybody or has an STD. If you see inappropriate comments, then please report them by clicking the report abuse link aside the comment.The two then proceeded to spend the tournament playing not only tennis together but also the soccer video game FIFA.
They went to dinner every night, and have been each other’s best friend on the tour ever since.
But Sock has something besides his skill and youth that’s made him seem so promising: He’s an entertainer. Sock needed a doubles partner after Pospisil rolled his ankle, and he noticed that Kyrgios hadn’t signed up to play with anyone yet.