Jack Sock to join John Isner in retirement after U.S. Open

League: Tennis

Posted on: 27 Aug, 2023 at 08:21 PM

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Four-time singles champion and former World No. 8 Jack Sock announced Sunday that he will retire after the U.S. Open.

It is the second major retirement tied to the U.S Open to be announced in the last week, as John Isner announced his impending retirement on Wednesday.

Currently ranked 485th in the world, the 30-year-old Sock will compete alongside Isner in doubles this week in New York.

"To the 8-year-old boy who immediately fell in love with the sport of tennis. I hope I made you proud," Sock wrote on Instagram. "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."

Sock's four singles titles include the ATP Masters 1000 crowns in Paris in 2017. He also won four Grand Slam doubles titles (three in men's doubles, one in mixed doubles). Sock also won a gold in mixed doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sock and Isner have won four 1000 doubles titles together -- two coming at Indian Wells (2018, 2022). The others were at Shanghai (2016) and Miami (2022).

Isner, a former University of Georgia star and one of the tallest ever players in professional tennis (six feet, 10 inches), earned his highest ever World Tennis Ranking in 2018, at No. 8 (finishing tenth).

He finished as the No. 1 American in the rankings eight different times (2012-16, 2018-20) and finished top 20 in the world for 10 consecutive years (2010-19).

Isner owns 16 ATP Tour singles titles, including six at Atlanta and four at Newport (both tournament records). He also won eight doubles titles.

The 38-year-old made his announcement on Instagram, writing in part, "There comes a time in every athlete's career that they have to decided to hang it up, for me, that time is now. I didn't come at this decision lightly, but I feel it is the right way to go. ... I am proud of what I was able to accomplish. The journey was nothing short of incredible."

--Field Level Media