Juan Monaco Downs Jack Sock For First Title Since 2013

Updated: 12 April 2016 20:07 IST

Juan Monaco defeated Jack Sock in three sets to win the US Men's Clay Court Championships.

Juan Monaco Downs Jack Sock For First Title Since 2013
Argentine Juan Monaco posing with the trophy post his win. (Image credit: Juan Monaco/Twitter) © Twitter

Los Angeles:

Argentina's Juan Monaco won the ATP clay court title in Houston on Sunday, cementing his return from injury with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over defending champion Jack Sock. (Read more tennis stories here)

"I didn't expect this so fast," said Monaco, who had surgery on his right wrist in August and was sidelined for six months. "No words to describe this moment."





The former top-10 is projected to rise from his 146th in the world to 90th, and said it was fitting that the first title of his return came in such a dramatic battle.

"Today was a quick movie of my life," said Monaco, 32, claiming his first ATP title since Duesseldorf in 2013 and his second in Houston to go with the one he earned in 2012.

After Sock took the first set, Monaco received treatment on his right arm, and after the injury timeout Sock lost 10 of the next 14 games.

Sock, the fourth seed, received treatment on his right arm and right shoulder, and was visibly limping in the third set -- when he still managed to erase two breaks of serve in the decider before Monaco finally finished him off.





"I'm not sure exactly what happened with my body," Sock said. "Last night I didn't feel great, was sweating even in a very air-conditioned room. So maybe coming down with something. But it doesn't take away from his battle and his fight today."

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Highlights
  • Juan Monaco's best career ranking is World No.10
  • US Men's Clay Court Championships is played in Houston, Texas
  • Monaco won this title back in 2012 as well
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