Jack Sock and Albert Ramos-Vinolas square off in the third round of the 2016 French Open.
Jack Sock is coming off a straight sets win over Dustin Brown that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Sock won 90 percent of his first serve points and 29 percent of his second serve points. Sock has racked up 115 winners in his first two matches and had just 26 unforced errors in his last match. Sock is playing with high confidence and is clearly hitting his spots right now. The one concern with Sock is the lack of an effective second serve, as he won less than 30 percent of his points in the second round. Sock has reached the fourth round of a grand slam once, which was last years French Open.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas is coming off a straight sets win over Marco Trungelliti that took 31 games to decide. In the victory, Ramos-Vinolas won 61 percent of his first serve points and 57 percent of his second serve points. Ramos-Vinolas has gotten no worse than 61 percent of his first serves in play and has just 49 unforced errors in both of his matches. Ramos-Vinolas has looked sharp out of the gate and has to be pretty confident despite his lack of overall grand slam success. This will be Ramos-Vinolas’ first career third round appearance in a grand slam.
These two met once, which was in the 2013 Paris Masters, a match Sock in three sets. The match took 31 games to decide. This will obviously be the first time these two meet on clay court.
Sock seems to like the French Open more than other grand slams, and he’s looked impressive in his last two matches. Ramos-Vinolas is also playing well, but he’s going to struggle with the shotmaking of Sock, especially in his current form and with the amount of winners he’s hitting.
This could go four sets if Sock has a more errors than usual, but the American should advance to the fourth round.