Sock vs. Federer
|Date & Time||Sunday November 12, 2017, 9:00 AM (EST)|
The Line: Federer -700 / Sock +450 -- Over/Under:
Roger Federer and Jack Sock meet in the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals.
Roger Federer is coming off a three sets win over Juan Martin Del Potro that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Federer won 74 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Federer is fresh off winning the Swiss Indoors and now heads into a tournament he’s made the final in 10 times. Federer is 49-4 this season overall and 32-3 on hard court, as he’s possibly playing the best tennis of his career despite being 36 years old. Federer is making very few mistakes, serving well and giving himself 10-plus break chances on majority of his matches. There’s been little to stop Federer the last three years, as he’s just on another level. Federer has won 10 straight matches on hard court.
Jack Sock is coming off a three sets win over Filip Krajinovic that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Sock won 79 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. Sock is coming off his biggest victory in which he won the Paris Masters, and now he’s in the ATP Finals for the first time. Sock still has hiccups here and there, but he’s playing more consistent tennis overall and starting to show why he’s possibly the most promising American at 25 years old. Sock is 35-18 overall this season and 22-11 on hard court. As long as Sock can hit with pace without racking up a high number of unforced errors, he always has a shot to beat anybody on tour. So, that’s the key for Sock in this match as well. Sock has won eight of his last 10 matches on hard court.
These two have played three times in the past and Federer has won all three meetings in straight sets. The most recent match was in this years Indian Wells Masters, a match that took 20 games. This will be their fourth match on hard court.
While this has been a successful season for Sock and he’s fresh off winning the Paris Masters, he’s still a very inconsistent player and can hit himself out of a match when he gets sloppy. Those are the type of players who don’t have success against Federer, and the history between these two suggests that. Federer is a rock, and he pounces whenever there’s a chance to pull away.
Maybe it’s a competitive match in the first set, but Federer cruises.