LAVER CUP Press Release, August 2, 2022
Jack Sock will join Team World’s campaign to overthrow defending champions Europe at The O2 in London from September 23-25, 2022. Sock has accumulated the most points  to date for Team World, winning seven of nine doubles matches, and one singles match, while playing in the first three editions of the Laver Cup on Captain John McEnroe’s side. Joining as a Captain’s Pick, he is the fourth player named to Team World’s 2022 roster after Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Diego Schwartzman, with two places remaining.
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“Jack is a versatile and supportive team player who relishes the fast-paced, exciting atmosphere at Laver Cup,” McEnroe said.“He’s one of the best doubles players in the world, and in singles, he’s capable of pulling off huge upsets as we saw in Geneva. “He brings out the best with whomever he teams with in doubles and can handle the intense pressure. It’s no secret that he could be key to pulling off an upset in London.” Sock owns four ATP singles titles and 16 doubles titles, his most recent victory coming at Indian Wells partnering with John Isner. The pair are undefeated in three Laver Cup doubles matches, all played on the final Sunday. He has also won four majors in doubles: one in mixed at US Open 2011 (with Melanie Oudin), and three in men’s doubles ─ Wimbledon 2014 (with Vasek Pospisil), and Wimbledon and US Open 2018 (with Mike Bryan), after which his doubles ranking peaked at No.2. Sock is a two-time Olympic medallist, winning mixed doubles gold alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands and doubles bronze with Steve Johnson at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sock soared to a career-high singles ranking of No.8 after a stellar end to his 2017 season, winning his first Masters 1000 title in Paris to qualify for the ATP Finals. At Laver Cup Chicago 2018, ranked 210 and returning from a thumb injury, he stunned Team Europe’s Fabio Fognini on Day 1 of the competition. “Laver Cup brings out the best in me, and I can’t wait to get out there again with the guys and play my part for Captain McEnroe,” said Sock. “I missed playing last year, I just love this event and I’m hoping I can again bring home the points for Team World.” Named in honor of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, winner of the calendar-year Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969, the competition pits six of the top players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. Team Europe is undefeated in Laver Cup competition, winning in Prague 2017, Chicago 2018, Geneva 2019, and Boston 2021. Players named to represent Team Europe in London are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray.