Jack Sock Wins Paris for First Masters Series Title, Enters Top Ten, Reaches Year-End Championship
(November 5, 2017) Jack Sock became the first United States man to qualify for the ATP World Tour Year-End championship since 2011, rallying past Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to win the Paris Rolex Masters, his first Masters Series 1000 title. The last American to win this title was Andre Agassi in 1999. Andy Roddick was the last US man to win a Masters title, Miami in 2010. The last of Sock’s countryman to reach the ATP Year-End was Mardy Fish.
Coming into Paris, Sock was No. 24 in the Race to London, winning the event moved him up to No. 9. Sock, now, the top American, will be making his Top Ten debut on Monday.
“There have been a lot of firsts,” Sock said. “It started at the French Open with my first fourth round of a Slam, now I’ve won my first Masters 1000 in Paris, this will be my first time in the Top 10 and this will be the first time making the year-end [ATP] Finals. So there’s a lot going on right now emotionally and I can’t wait to enjoy it all with my team.”
“Incredible week. Hard to describe, honestly. I don’t think it’s really hit or soaked in yet. But yeah, to come back from the deficit I was down in my first round, my first match here, and to have this trophy next to me now and talking to you guys has been an incredible achievement.”
“It was an amazing week with a lot of good wins, noted the Serbian qualifier. “From qualies I beat so many good guys with a better ranking than me. So it’s all positive coming home, having holidays finally after playing so many matches this year. And I’m sad I didn’t finish it stronger but that’s tennis. Somebody has to win and he was better today.”
Krajinovic had a career week, reaching his first Masters final, he will rise in the ranking to No. 33 in the world, up from 77.
RESULTS – SUNDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2017
Singles – Final
 J. Sock (USA) d [Q] F. Krajinovic (SRB) 57 64 61
Doubles – Final
 L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d  I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Granollers (ESP) 76(3) 36 10-6