Jack Sock snatches last ATP Tour Finals spot by beating Filip Krajinovic in the Rolex Paris Masters final
American Jack Sock clinched the last spot in the ATP Tour finals when he beat Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic 5-7 6-Four 6-1 to win the Paris Masters title on Sunday.
The 16th-seeded Sock, 25, turned the first American to win the match since Andre Agassi in 1999.
Sock, who began the week in 24th place in the Race to London, wanted to win the title to leapfrog Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta into eighth place.
He did simply that with a strong efficiency, carrying down the defence of world quantity 77 Krajinovic.
Sock received his first two service video games to like however ran right into a spot of trouble in the sixth sport. He served and volleyed to avoid wasting a break level however a double fault handed Krajinovic a break and a Four-2 lead.
The American broke straight again however a positive forehand earned the Serb a set level and Sock made a large number of one other forehand as his opponent, who defended nicely, took the lead.
Krajinovic, nonetheless, misplaced his focus and a forehand error gave Sock an early break in the second set. The Serb fell Four-1 down and will solely break again as soon as, Sock levelling for one-set all.
The momentum had shifted and Sock, who will end the yr as the American primary for the first time, raced via the deciding set to assert his maiden Masters title.