Former US Open champion Jack Sock just made a big announcement – he’s hanging up his tennis racket for good. But don’t be sad, because he’s diving into a new adventure in another sport!
Jack Sock, who once rocked the US Open, has decided to retire from tennis. He’s saying goodbye to the game at the age of 30, and this year’s Flushing Meadows tournament will be his farewell party on the court.
Now, Jack might not have won a solo Grand Slam title, but he’s been quite the champion in doubles. Teaming up with his buddy Mike Bryan, they scored a big win at the US Open Men’s doubles in 2018. And that’s not all – back in 2011, he nailed the mixed doubles tournament with Melanie Oudin.
But his success isn’t just limited to home turf. Jack’s also triumphed at Wimbledon, bagging the Men’s doubles title in 2014 with Vasek Pospisil, and again in 2018 with Bryan.
Remember, this year’s US Open is his grand finale. Jack won’t be in the singles race, but he’s all set for doubles action with John Isner. Catch them in their first-round match against Albano Olivetti and Robert Galloway on Wednesday.
Now, here’s the exciting twist: Jack might be retiring from tennis, but he’s not done with sports! The Carvana Professional Pickleball Tour (PPA) just announced that he’s joining their ranks. Yep, pickleball is his next playfield. It’s a sport that’s gaining popularity all over the US. Will Jack spill the beans about this switch? Only time will tell.
On a heartfelt note, Jack poured his feelings into an Instagram post. He thanked his wife, Laura, his family, and his coaches for being his support crew. “To the 8-year-old boy who fell in love with tennis, I hope I did you proud,” he wrote. He’s got a treasure trove of memories from 14 years in the game.
From winning Grand Slams to standing tall in the Olympics, it’s been an amazing journey. Jack’s been a star on and off the court. And now, as he bids adieu at Flushing Meadows, he’s ready to create one final batch of memories with the best fans ever. So, let’s cheer for Jack Sock as he takes his final bow!