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Jack Sock Makes it Official, Turns Pro

July 25, 2011 06:28 PM
© Nick LahamJack Sock -- Missouri Valley section native and winner of 21 USTA National Championships -- has decided to turn professional.
The 18-year-old made the decision today after spending the summer wrestling with the decision of turning pro or attending a top college program. Sock had considered offers from Nebraska, Virginia and Texas, but ultimately chose to chase his dream of making a living on the professional circuit.
Sock, who currently holds a world ranking of 549 in singles, will defend his title at the USTA Boys National Hardcourt Championships in Kalamazoo later this summer in hopes of again earning a main draw wild card bid into the US Open. The Lincoln, Nebraska native made his mark at Flushing Meadows last year by winning the US Open Boys junior title, becoming the first American junior to win the title there since Andy Roddick in 2000.
As part of his decision, Sock signed a long-term sponsorship deal with Adidas and will be represented by CAA Sports, which also represents Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.