Tournament winner Sock delighted at victory
Jack Sock said the full impact of winning the Paris Masters tournament on Sunday (November 5) had not “soaked in” yet.
The American beat Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic in the Masters final to lift the trophy and take home 853,430 euros (about 991,000 U.S. dollars).
It is Sock’s first ATP 1000 event victory, so named because it carries 1,000 championship points, and he is the first American to do so since Andy Roddick in Miami in 2010.
The Nebraskan will move up to the top 10 in the ATP rankings and finish the year as the top American player.
When he started the tournament Sock was 24th in line to win one of the remaining places in the season-ending ATP Tour finals to be held in a week’s time in London.
Organisers quote him as not even knowing it was possible for him to win a place.
After the demise of Argentina’s Juan Manuel del Potro and fellow US player John Isner, Sock has secured the last, lucrative, place through his victory.
With a laugh Sock said he had been planning a golfing trip with his friend Isner to Augusta next week.
Now he will be going to London instead to play against world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain, who is hoping to be fit, six-time Swiss champion Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev of Germany, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin of Belgium, Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Croatia’s Marin Cilic.