Jack Sock Officially Retires From Tennis After Last Match Alongside Gauff At US Open

Jack Sock Officially Retires From Tennis After Last Match Alongside Gauff At US Open

by Erik Virostko

Jack Sock officially ended his tennis career after playing last match alongside Coco Gauff at the 2023 US Open.

It's been a Grand Slam of retirements as CoCo Vandeweghe has decided to end her career on the women's Tour, while two more Americans competing on the ATP Tour have retired from professional tennis too.

One of them was John Isner, who played his last singles match on Thursday. A few minutes after his singles loss, the tall American teamed up with Jack Sock for the men's doubles event, for which they received a wild card.

It's been a losing effort for the duo, yet, it wasn't over for Sock, who is also retiring. He had one more tournament to play, and that was the mixed doubles event at the 2023 US Open, alongside the former doubles world no. 1, Coco Gauff.

In the first round of the tournament, the duo took on fellow all-American team that received a wild card, Alycia Parks and Denis Kudla. And similarly to previous Isner's efforts, along with Sock's efforts in doubles, once again, it's been a losing effort for the 30-year-old player, who said his last goodbye.

After an hour and 18 minutes of play, Sock and Gauff lost 2-6, 6-7(2), but it wasn't about winning, but about a fitting farewell for one of the American players who celebrated some success over the past decade.

That included three Grand Slam doubles titles, one Grand Slam mixed doubles title, and the Olympic gold from a mixed doubles tournament in 2016. Although it's over for Sock on the tennis court, he'll still compete professionally.

After trying his hand at pickleball recently, the American has decided to commit to the sport full-time, a decision that likely contributed to his retirement from professional tennis. As Serena Williams would have said, it's 'evolving away from tennis' for Jack Sock, in this case, evolving to pickleball.


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