Jack Sock reaches semifinals of men’s doubles at Wimbledon
07/03/2014 11:28 AM
08/06/2014 12:12 PM
Jack Sock's run in the doubles competition at Wimbledon continued Thursday.
Sock, who won four Class 6A singles titles at Blue Valley North, and Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat second-seeded Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
The key for Sock and Pospisil was limiting mistakes and being good on their first serve.
Sock and Pospisil had just seven unforced errors and got in 67 percent of their first serves (77 of 115). They won 83 percent of those points (64 of 77).
Up next for Sock and Pospisilis is a semifinal match against fifth-seeded Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek. The other semifinal will match Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, former members of the Kansas City Explorers who are the top seed, against 12th-seeded Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut.
This is his best Grand Slam showing in men’s doubles. He teamed with Melanie Oudin to win the U.S. Open mixed doubles title in 2011.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.