Jack Sock beats Marin Cilic in straight sets at ATP Finals

Joanna Estrada
November 14, 2017

"That was a tough one for sure", Sock said.

"It was an interesting day, we had a 4am fire alarm in our hotel also". But I love playing here in London, it's an fantastic atmosphere, you make me feel like home.

"There's always a lot going on in my game".

Cilic, meanwhile, plays his last round-robin match against Federer, to whom he lost in the Wimbledon final earlier this year.

The 30-year-old is six years Federer's junior and has previously outlined plans of playing until he's 40 so there's every chance he will overtake the 19-time Grand Slam champion and Woods in the not too distant future, although Federer will hope to keep adding to his total next season.

Federer takes on Zverev in his second match in Group Becker at the ATP World Tour Finals at London (8pm). Sock whacked the ball away in frustration. Sock fought back to take the second set, and then fought back again to force a tiebreaker in the third after being down a break.

In a see-saw deciding set, the Croatian fifth seed was quickly out of his blocks, racing to a 3-0 lead before Sock, the eighth seed, steadied himself, cancelling out the break. Another Cilic shot clipped the tape but this time his opponent was alive to it and flicked it down the line.

Sock twice served well under pressure to stay in the match and despite falling a mini-break behind in the tiebreak recovered to win five unanswered points to claim victory.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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