The American Jack Sock, former world number 8, defeated Yoshihito Nishioka (56th) by 6-7 (3), 4-0 and retirement in the first round of the ATP 500 in Washington on Monday and will face in the next instance Rafael Nadal (3rd), top favorite of the contest.
Far from his best ranking, today 192 °, the champion of the Masters 1000 of Paris-Bercy 2017 will try to overcome the Mallorcan for the first time in his career: he lost on the previous five occasions and could only get three sets from him in those games.
Champion of four ATP titles in his career, the explosive 28-year-old tennis player will again face a Top Ten after what was his fall in straight sets against Dominic Thiem (also 3rd at the time) at Roland Garros 2020. He general record of his career against tennis players of that lot is of 9 wins and 25 losses and this season he has played six ATP matches overall; he won four and lost the remaining two.
The match between Sock and Nadal, who will return to the circuit after his farewell to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the French Open almost two months ago, It will be played this Wednesday with a time to be confirmed.