Alexander Zverev - Jack Sock
ATP World Tour Finals - 17 November 2017
World Tour Finals – Follow the Tennis match between Alexander Zverev and Jack Sock live with Eurosport. The match starts at 07:00 on 17 November 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 4-6 SOCK. It's all over! Zverev falters and it's Sock who moves into the semi finals. A double fault gifts the eighth seed match point and he stays in the rally to draw the error wide of the line from Zverev. It was a superb, error-strewn, twisty match that ended with Sock booking his spot against Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.
ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 4-5 SOCK. Jack finds some big serves when he needs them most, targeting the Zverev forehand and reaping the rewards. A disguised drop shot is the best of the bunch as he edges back in front at a pressure-moment in the match.
VEREV 4-6 6-1 4-4 SOCK. Zverev in cruise control as he moves level. Sock too ambitious with some his shots and it provides them with cheap points he's happy to collect. Who is your money on now?
BREAK! - ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 3-4 SOCK. And there it is, twist number 138 in this intriguing winner-takes-all encounter. Sock can't get over a pretty significant hurdle as Zverev hammers away at the American's backhand and snares the break back at the second time of asking.
ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 2-4 SOCK. Zverev keeps his hopes alive with an ace to finish off a solid hold to 15.
ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 1-4 SOCK. Showtime is back on song, lashing down some scorching serves to consolidate. The scoreboard looks grim for Zverev, but there have been so many twists in this one, that you can't rule out another turn of events just yet.
BREAK! - ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 1-3 SOCK. Sascha is falling apart. He gifts Sock two bites at the cherry with a double fault. The American squanders them but gets lucky on a third as ANOTHER double fault hands him the break.
ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 1-2 SOCK. Zverev's purple patch is clearly over. Sock suddenly has the bit between his teeth again and moves in front, concluding a hold to 15 with a sublime stun volley at the net.
BREAK! - ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 1-1 SOCK. Wow! Zverev completely falls apart. He double faults and then tamely slaps into the net to gift wrap an immediate break back to Sock. The eighth seed roars in delight. Will that give him the impetus to rediscover his Set 1 form?
BREAK! - ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 1-0 SOCK. You don't just flick a switch and move up the gears. Sock comes under instant pressure with some patchy play and is undone on a second break point. The American blitzes Zverev with the forehand but the German shows incredible defence to eventually draw the error and get off to a flyer. Sock is furious with himself and launches another ball into the crowd. It costs him a point penalty.
SET! - ZVEREV 4-6 6-1 SOCK. No dramas for Zverev as he breezes through to level the match. Set 2 lasted just 27 minutes. Sock needs to raise his game immediately now. Zverev has the momentum but tennis is all about swings in form.
ZVEREV 4-6 5-1 SOCK. On the board. Sock avoids the bagel and could possibly be setting himself up to serve first in the decider...
ZVEREV 4-6 5-0 SOCK. Sascha having one of his purple patches while Jack looks to have given up on this set now. It's a love hold to consolidate the double break. Just a case of how emphatic this second set score is now.
BREAK! - ZVEREV 4-6 4-0 SOCK. It's going pear-shaped for Sock. A hot-dog lob lands long before a clinical backhand down the line and another Sock error offer up triple BP. The eighth seed rallies to save one two, but then flashes a backhand drive wide of the tramlines. Zverev looking good to take this to a decider.
ZVEREV 4-6 3-0 SOCK. Sascha consolidates, but it wasn't without its awkward moments. A double fault gives Sock hope for 30-30 and the American goes on to blow a chance for deuce as he stumbles into a shot affected by a net cord and fails to return.
BREAK! - ZVEREV 4-6 2-0 SOCK. 'Come on!' is the roar from Zverev on more than one occasion as he begins to find the sweet spot in his racket. There are plenty of fist pumps as he tears through Sock for the first time in the match to suddenly swing the momentum his way.
ZVEREV 4-6 1-0 SOCK. Sock's capability at the net has been an eye-catching feature of this match as has the trademark power of his forehand. He makes life difficult for Zverev on serve once again and the German struggles to hide his internal travails. It's not pretty but a couple of big serves in succession drag him over the line to get Set 2 off to a positive start.
SET! - ZVEREV 4-6 SOCK. The man whose late surge to win the Paris Masters saw him secure the final spot at the O2 at the 11th hour, has made a big move towards the semi finals after serving out the opening set of this must-win encounter in 41 minutes. A disguised crosscourt dropshot deservedly clinches it on his second set point. So far, Zverev has failed to live up to the standard he produced against Federer.
ZVEREV 4-5 SOCK. The world No.3 rallies hard to save set point and pose the serve-out question to Sock.
ZVEREV 3-5 SOCK. Gritty work aided by some thumping serves get Sock out a major hole as he turns a 0-40 nightmare into a super hold to consolidate and edge closer to taking this opening set.
BREAK! - ZVEREV 3-4 SOCK. A game full of corking winners goes the way of Sock, who unloads the big forehand to devastating effect to break on the first of two opportunities. This time Zverev had no answer despite unleashing a trademark backhand winner that had the O2 crowd purring.
ZVEREV 3-3 SOCK. 'Showtime' Sock pulls a rabbit out of a hat with a rasping ace to save break point before a wide serve-crosscourt forehand combo sets him on course for the hold.
ZVEREV 3-2 SOCK. No drama for Sascha this time. He wastes scant time in bullying his way to a love hold to maintain the scoreboard advantage in the early stages of this opening set.
ZVEREV 2-2 SOCK. The American motors to an easy hold to 15, throwing in a cheeky dropshot to end that Zverev will feel he should have read better.
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ZVEREV 2-1 SOCK. Now it's Sock turning the screw. The No.8 seed has two opportunities of his own to break, but he fires just long of the baseline before a big serve moves Zverev out of danger. The German is clearly finding Sock's forehand power difficult to defend, but refuses to succumb to the pressure, pulling off the hold after saving a third BP.
ZVEREV 1-1 SOCK. Wonderful touch at the net from the American No.1 after his agitation at noise from the crowd had threatened to be his undoing. A double fault offers up double break point, but Sock rallies to triumph from deuce with finesse and fast reactions in the forecourt.
ZVEREV 1-0 SOCK. Sascha follows up a double fault with a venomous first-serve winner to start in positive fashion.
Zverev will serve first in this win or bust clash.
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Sock: “I'm just focused on my tennis. I obviously know I have to win... I knew if I did the right things, played some good tennis, I could give myself a chance. That's kind of what I'm here to do.”
Zverev lost a superb clash with Roger Federer on Tuesday night, but remains upbeat about his prospects here. He said: ..."I still have a very decent chance of being in the semi-finals. It was a pretty positive match. I think we both played pretty well. I feel very confident going into the Sock match.”
HEAD-TO-HEAD: This is only their third meeting with both players enjoying a win apiece. Sock won a tight three-set battle on the indoor courts of Stockholm last year, while Zverev eased to a straight sets success in Beijing.
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