"My confidence is high right now" - Jack Sock on winning doubles title in Newport

After undergoing thumb surgery in 2019 and missing the bulk of the 2020 season due to the pandemic, American Jack Sock made a winning return to the ATP Tour as he claimed the doubles title at the Hall of Fame Open on Sunday.

Teaming with William Blumberg, the duo won the title in their first appearance as a team. Furthermore, Sock advanced to the quarterfinals in the singles event, exceeding even his own expectations.

”It means a lot,” Sock said. “It has been an unfortunate two years, 2019 with the thumb surgery and then with Covid hitting, it has been an interesting couple of years. A lot of time to reflect and regroup. I feel better physically and mentally and am very excited to be back on tour, winning matches."

The former World No.8 saw his ranking drop to No.231, following a dip in form and a thumb injury that hampered his play. However, the American played some of his best tennis at Newport, and will hope to build on his new-found confidence as the season progresses.

"My confidence is high right now," revealed Sock. "Not many people believed in me a couple of years ago. Hopefully it is just the beginning of the second half of my career."

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