For a few years there, back in the 2010s, the doubles team of Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock—aka “PopSock”—was all the rage. After all, it’s not so often you see a couple of budding singles standouts decide to team up for Wimbledon—and go on to win the whole shebang.
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Pospisil, Sock reuniting in Indian Wells
Published Feb 27, 2020
Right after that, they’d go on to win the title in Atlanta and reach the final in Cincinnati. Mainly teaming up at the biggest events, the American-Canadian duo would add titles in Indian Wells and Beijing, and reach the final at Masters events in Miami, Rome, Paris and Indian Wells again.
Deciding to focus on their singles careers, Pospisil and Sock parted ways. Now, though, the two have decided to take the court together once again as both of them announced on Instagram that they’ll play in Indian Wells.
Pospisil, who just won his first doubles title in four years in Rotterdam with Nicolas Mahut, is ready to hit the desert once again with Sock by his side.
Both players the past few years have had their ups and downs. Since reaching the top 10 at the end of 2017, Sock went through some struggles with loss of form and injury, even dropping out of the singles rankings until winning a round last week in Delray Beach. Pospisil had been hindered by a back problem for a couple of seasons, finally starting to get his legs back under him last fall, as evidenced by winning back-to-back Challengers. That run of form has continued into this year, when he reached his first singles final in six years in Montpellier.
Indian Wells is the perfect venue for the reunion: It’s the site of their first Masters title, back in 2015. They followed that up with a runner-up finish the next year.
Sock is currently ranked 129 in doubles, while Pospisil—by virtue of his Rotterdam win—is back in the top 200 at 198, up 250 places from the prior week.