Tennis

Almagro beats US teen Sock in US Open 3rd round

Share This Story

   
 

NEW YORK (AP)

Nicolas Almagro eliminated American teenager Jack Sock with a quick fourth set after the two played three tiebreakers in the third round of the U.S. Open.

The 11th-seeded Spaniard won 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the round of 16 at Flushing Meadows for the first time.

The 19-year-old Sock, ranked 243rd, got in on a wild card and made his first Grand Slam third-round appearance. He converted just one of 11 break points, while Almagro was four for five - three of the breaks coming in the final set.

In the two tiebreakers Almagro won, he had no unforced errors while Sock had six. While the winners were almost even for the match - 56 for Sock, 53 for Almagro - Sock had 52 unforced errors overall to 24 by Almagro.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



Tennis Videos

Djokovic tops Federer in five-set Wimbledon final Posted: Jul 06, 2014
Novak Djokovic captures his second Wimbledon title while denying Roger Federer a...

Dramatic Moments of the Week: 6/2-6/8 Posted: Jun 09, 2014
We count down the most dramatic moments from the week in sports, including the K...

Williams sisters bounced at Roland Garros Posted: May 28, 2014
Andy Roddick on Venus and Serena losing on the same day at the French Open.

Fox Sports Store