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Guy who has dissapeared from singles and cant even win a game has a bigger singles title then about 80% of the tour who has been slogging it out and training for years. Hard working players who meticulously manage their diet , dig deep in their pockets to pay for plane tickets and trainers.

Yet Sock has a Masters Title.
 
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Working class hero
 

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So what are you trying to say?

Do you think these guys would want to trade their career or current standing/feeling for Sock?
 
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Sock's career may hinge on how he does at NY Open.
 

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Yeah but everyone refers to Jack Sock as a fat slob and laughs at him. I don’t any tennis player wants to be Jack Sock except maybe Fernando Gonzalez
 

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Back to the grind.
Where will that next burger cone from.
Nothing is guaranteed.
 

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useless thread, he is not done yet in singles, although he had a succesful career already (3 ATP 250 titles, 1 Masters 1000). He'll be 28 this year, not 36. Also he already won 3 slams and WTF in doubles, and gold at the Olympics in mixed doubles. Disappearing could happen to anybody, there can be plenty of reasons (injuries, private life issues, lack of motivation due to some factors) about what happened with his game recently, but ofc the best you can say it's "lmao he is fat, hahaha burgers". In my opinion, he will be back at some point to top 50 at least, place where he belongs when playing his A-game.
 

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Paris Masters in 2017 was such a dire tournament. I'm sure there are many players who won ATP 500 tournaments with stronger competition.
 

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2017 was a free for all for meaningless titles with prestigious names. Novak, Andy, Kei, Milos, Stan all injured and part-timer Federer who was extremely careful with his scheduling that year. That year should essentially be erased from the tennis history books. Pretty much every tournament was a glorified 250.
 
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He’s a great doubles player though. 3 slams is not bad, is it?
 

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Give him a break. The guy crushed GOATnini at the Lover Cup while being 50 kilos overweight. Legend!
 

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Check the Masters winners history. You will see some weird winners in the past as well. Jack Burger is not the first of his kind.
 

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The problem is that Sock got a bunch of endorsements and even had an American racket from Babolat honored to him. Yes this did happen, it had red white and blue base and had his photo on the front with POWER as the marketing
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Thanks for reminding us what a legend he is :love:
 

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You'd think having Agassi/Sampras in the 1990s would have lead to a growth in men's tennis in the US. That we'd develop some great players. But it didn't happen.

No offense to Sock, but when he's one of your best players, and your country is huge, it's a sad statement on American tennis.
 

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Agassi and Sampras did develop great players... Like Roddick. But Sampras retired in 2002. That was almost 20 years ago now. Players coming up now have no memory of Sampras.
 

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Thiem probably does remember Agassi though. He would have been 12 when Fed played him at his swan song. But players like FAA won't.
 

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Thiem probably does remember Agassi though. He would have been 12 when Fed played him at his swan song. But players like FAA won't.
That's what I meant though. There should be better American players from Jack Sock's generation because of the legacy of Agassi/Sampras. But there weren't any developed except I suppose Roddick (who is rated a mug by most on this site)
 

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That's more a failing of folks like Roddick than Sampras/Agassi. Sock is exactly 10 years younger than Roddick. Would have been 11 when Roddick won a slam. Sampras would have been retired when he was just 9.
 
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