Sock wins another 3-set epic in Indian Wells Masters

Pierre Vaugeois
Mars 19, 2017

As it is, Federer advances to the semi-finals, what looked a mountain of a task when he was drawn into the same quarter as Nadal, Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro as well as Kyrgios-where he will take on American Jack Sock.

The Swiss 18-time grand slam champion, well-known German veteran Tommy Haas and rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov were the subject of much laughter during the Australian Open in January when they posted a video to social media of them singing together.

But he also noted that Federer was shocked by 116th-ranked Evgeny Donskoy in Dubai this month. "That's changed, for sure", Sock said.

"So bad, yet so good", was his assessment, and when asked if the Backhand Boys themselves might one day feature at the Grammys, he replied: "I don't think so". I played one tournament previous year where I felt normal and that was the Australian Open. "I am playing confident tennis as well myself". "I didn't play my best tennis, but I think he played good tennis also".

Jack Sock is getting quite the workout at the BNP Paribas Open, with all four of his matches stretching to three sets on his way to the semifinals.

"I mixed a lot of speed and spin", said the Swiss. "So that was a big part of the game plan for me today going in".

"For me, it was all about trying to get him out of that slot and let him not be taking balls at his hip and waist and dictating play". "I love his first serve", Federer told ESPN.

Kyrgios had streaked to the quarterfinals, en route improving his career record to 2-0 against former No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

The four-time champion made short work of Sock in the opening set, reeling off five games in a row at the end to wrap it up after just 21 minutes, needing just two break points in the process.

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