Jack Sock celebrating a victory at the Selkirk Red Rock Open. PPA Tour

Jack Sock, the 11th seed, dominated Christian Alshon in straight sets to win the semi-final match of the PPA Tour: Selkirk Red Rock Open Men’s Singles Pro Main Draw. The former tennis icon is into his first singles final after an 11-1, 13-11 victory over Christian Alshon in the semifinals.

The entire match lasted 42 minutes and 59 seconds. Despite a strong showing by Alshon in the second set, Sock never lost control, ultimately clinching victory.

Dominant First Set for Sock

Sock asserted his dominance early on, taking the first set 11-1 with powerful serves and well-placed groundstrokes. Alshon struggled to find his rhythm, only managing one point throughout the set.

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Alshon Fights Back in the Second Set

The second set was a much closer game as Alshon came out with renewed energy, forcing Sock to work hard for every point. The score remained neck-and-neck, with both players trading blows throughout. Alshon held a 4-3 lead at one stage, but Sock maintained her momentum. The second set was super close, but Sock won by 13-11.

Throughout the match, Sock showcased his exceptional athleticism and anticipation at the kitchen line, expertly disrupting Alshon’s serving rhythm. Despite facing two game points in the second game, the 11th-seeded Sock held his nerve to avoid a deciding third game.

As he achieves another milestone in his burgeoning pickleball career, Sock remains committed to keeping the sport enjoyable and light-hearted.

“I’m blessed to have a second career in something I love doing,” he said while talking to pickleballtv. “Now that I’m playing pickleball, I want to try and keep a smile on my face. Whenever I do that, I actually play better.”

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Looking Ahead

In Sunday’s championship final, Jack Sock will face off against top-seeded Federico Staksrud, who extended his impressive streak to nine consecutive singles finals with a win over Tyson McGuffin on Thursday. Their previous two encounters have seen Staksrud emerge victorious in straight sets, setting the stage for an exciting rematch.

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