After Jack Sock crashed out of the men’s singles draw at Wimbledon in the first round in spectacular fashion, he immediately left the tournament grounds without speaking to the press.
If the next place he popped up would’ve been the closest airport to head stateside, it wouldn’t have been too surprising after another disappointing performance at a Grand Slam—his fourth consecutive opening-round exit.
However, there was still work to be done at the All England Club.
The American is through to the second week at the tournament in men’s and mixed doubles, and he and his partners are strong contenders for titles in both fields.
In men’s doubles, Sock is playing with Mike Bryan as Bob Bryan, the other half of arguably the greatest doubles team to ever take the court, is still recuperating from a hip injury. The seventh seeds, who won a round at Queen’s Club this year in their only other tournament appearance, are through to the third round. The pair got through their opening match when their opponents, Andreas Seppi and Daniele Bracciali, were forced to retire; in the second round, they fought through a tough four-setter against Matwe Middelkoop and Sander Arends.
When play resumes on Monday, Bryan and Sock will face the unseeded German duo Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies, who had to qualify for the tournament. With the upsets that have plagued the event—none of the top four teams made it past the second round—Sock and Bryan are the highest seeds left in the bottom half of the draw.
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