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U.S tennis favorite Jack Sock announces retirement

On Sunday morning, American tennis player Jack Sock announced that will be retiring from the professional circuit after his run at the U.S Open.  

Jack Sock, 30, took to social media to make the announcement in a lengthy and heartfelt statement about his journey and decision to retire from the game.

“To the 8 year old boy who immediately fell in love with the sport of tennis. I hope I made you proud.  It’s been 14 years of memories I will never forget. From winning four Grand Slams, Olympic Gold and Bronze, Top 10 rankings in singles and doubles and competing on the Davis Cup and Laver Cup teams, it’s been beyond what I could’ve ever dreamed. Without the help of so many people, none of that could’ve happened.”

Jack Sock began his professional career in 2010, appearing in the U.S Open.  He went on to take a number of singles and doubles titles, hitting a career milestone in singles, in 2017, with a title win at the Paris Masters.  He also won a number of doubles titles, starting in 2011 when he won a mixed doubles title as a teenager in 2011.  He went on to multiple doubles wins, including a title against the Bryan Brothers in 2014, alongside Vasek Pospisil; Olympic mixed doubles Gold in 2016; and 3 titles at Wimbledon, the U.S Open, and Nitto ATP Finals when he teamed up with one half of the Bryan brothers (Mike Bryan) while Bob Bryan was sidelined due to an injury.  

All told, Jack Sock has managed to win 17 doubles titles in his career, two of which were with his current doubles partner, John Isner –who has also announced his retirement from tennis after the U.S Open.  

As for Jack Sock’s post retirement plans, he has signed a contract with the PPA (Professional Pickleball Association).  Pickleball, which has seen a spike in popularity in recent years, is also a racket sport but features a slower pace given the type of ball used.  Jack Sock is set to make six figures each year with the PPA.  

(Image: 2022 Peter Staples/ATP Tour)


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