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- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 6-7 1-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! All done and dusted in three hours, 10 minutes. Almagro sensed weakness and pounced, and now faces either Sam Querrey or Tomas Berdych in the last 16. They meet later on Louis Armstrong. Draw
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 6-7 1-4 - BREAK! Almagro strikes again against the tiring Sock, and the 19-year-old's US Open adventure looks to be nearing an end. He looks like a man with the talent to make a living in the world's top 50 from here - he has to kick on.
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 6-7 1-2 - BREAK! And that might just be the one that settles the contest. Sock is struggling, Almagro just relishing the conditions. The Spaniard just has to hodl his own serve, as he has all but one time in this match, and he'll be in the last 16.
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 6-7 - SET! Almagro just too strong this time - 4-2 up at the change of ends, and reeling off the next three points to seal the breaker. The 11th seed may have just sensed from the American's physio visit that fatigue is beginning to take its toll. After two hours, 43 minutes in the baking sunshine, you can see why.
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 6-6 - After Sock undergoes some physio on his elbow, the American comes out to hold his serve and take this clash into a third successive tie-break. You'd expect nothing less, given the way the rest of the match has unfolded...
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 4-3 - BREAK! Is Sock finished? Not a bit of it - he gets back on terms with a break, and the Grandstand crowd are enjoying a belter out there. Stamina could prove crucial in this one - the players have been going for two hours already with only two sets decided.
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 1-3 - BREAK! The first of the match goes the way of the Spaniard! And that's a real disappointment for Sock because having come out of the tie-break on level terms, he took the game to Almagro and earned - then spurned - three break points of his own.
- - SOCK 6-7 7-6 - SET! This time it's Sock who earns the advantage at the change of ends. 4-2 up, but Almagro trims that by holding on his final serve of two. Sock is committing to every shot, however, and it's paying off. At 3-6 up he has the chances to level up - and he takes the second of them. Will Almagro be worried now? Perhaps not - the 11th seed has had more five-setters than I've had hot dinners.
- - SOCK 6-7 6-6 - 24 service games, 24 holds. The first set went to the Spaniardon the breaker - Sock has more than held his own during the sets, but can he get it done at the crucial moments? You sense 2-0 down might be too big a mountain for him to climb.
- - SOCK 6-7 3-2 - Still on serve in this contest - we have been throughout. Sock has not been overawed by Almagro, but hasn't yet come close to breaking him. The 19-year-old could develop into a very handy player for the US - and boy do they need a rising star in the men's game.
- - SOCK 6-7 - SET! Almagro has all the pedigree, and it tells on these key exchanges. Persistent, consistent tennis, playing the percentages, and with a couple of shots into the net, the American finds himself 5-1 down at the change of ends. A big serve wins him a point back, and more attacking strokes win him another, but Almagro waits for the errors, and they do come. Huge fist pump from the Spaniard, who wins it 7-3.
- - SOCK 6-6 - Pounding groundstrokes from two guys playing to their strengths. Sock holds again when Almagro nets a backhand, and we'll see how the tie-break separates the pair.
- - SOCK 5-5 - Five times Almagro has held his serve - five times the youngster has held his nerve to level up. Very much at the business end of the set which looks destined for a tiebreak.
- - SOCK 2-3 - Honours even on Grandstand in the early exchanges. Five games all going with serve. Both men happy to stick it out at the back of the court, with Sock the only man to venture to the net - and even then only once.
- - In the men's draw 11th seed Nicolas Almagro takes on young American hope Jack Sock on Grandstand. Almagro around 200 places higher in the rankings, but not a hard court specialist. This could be close.
|Date of Birth||21/08/1985|
|Date of Birth||24/09/1992|