Jack Sock through to Paris Masters final
Jack Sock ended local favourite Julien Benneteau’s run at the Paris Masters with a 7-5 6-2 victory on Saturday (November 4) to reach the final and move to the brink of an ATP Finals spot.
The American 16th seed, who started the week in 24th place in the Race to the season-ending tournament in London, needs to win the title against Filip Krajinovic to take part in the Nov. 12-19 event after the Serbian qualifier beat another American, John Isner 6-4 6-7(2) 7-6(5).
Sock is looking to snatch the last remaining spot for the eight-man tournament at the O2, which is currently held by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.
Sock broke decisively for 6-5 in the opening set when he benefited from a net cord.
Benneteau, entering as a wildcard entry, was broken twice in the second set, each time serving a double fault on break point as Sock cantered to victory.