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The Sock train rolls on, routine :drive: :zzz:

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I think Giraldo needs to be focused on here rather than Sock (who has been excellent since his return).

Santi had 7 break points (including a 0-40) and failed to take any of them whilst Sock took 2/3 (from memory). Sock hit 3 double faults in one of his games and Giraldo couldn't even manage a break point.

There was a massive opportunity for him here and he blew it.
 

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Sock on clay, just how I was thinkin about before the clay season...his goat fh works very well there.
Is the man to beat on frenchie :p
 

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I really didn't expect Sock to have this kind of success after being out.

Granted, it's not like he's actually won anything, but still.
 

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Sock on clay, just how I was thinkin about before the clay season...his goat fh works very well there.
Is the man to beat on frenchie :p
I certainly felt it to be a 'Nadal jnr' FH. But good to see him doing well on clay, at least in the US.
 

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I certainly felt it to be a 'Nadal jnr' FH. But good to see him doing well on clay, at least in the US.
Not the same at all, besides the massive topspin. For one, Sock is right-handed. For another, Sock uses it as aggressively as possible. He is the farthest thing from a defensive player.
 

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I certainly felt it to be a 'Nadal jnr' FH. But good to see him doing well on clay, at least in the US.
- Higher average rpm's than Nadal (4.7k > 4.3k, roughly)
- Exact same avg pace as Nadal (77 mph irrc)
- Players' reaction time less than against Nadal (something like 5.3s > 5.6s)
- Routinely hits through the ball more


Hardly a "junior" version at all.
 

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lol sock being outstading in the states. well done i guess
 

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