Sock fends off Krajinovic to lift Paris trophy

Jack Sock recovered after losing the first set to Filip Krajinovic to win the final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Paris.

Sock defeated Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in just under two hours to claim his very first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title on Sunday.

The opening set was a cagey affair as both players were vying for their first ever Masters 1000 trophy.

After claiming two breaks of serves to Sock’s one, Krajinovic went one set up.

However, that was as good as it got for the Serbian.

Sock began landing his big first serve in the second stanza and Krajinovic had few answers as the American won it 6-4.

With all the momentum on his side, Sock was ruthless in the decider as he dominated a physically and emotionally drained Krajinovic, claiming it 6-1 and so winning the match and lifting the trophy.

The triumph is good enough to get him into the season ending Nitto ATP Finals.

let's get it ??#OAMOT

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“There have been a lot of firsts,” Sock said during the trophy ceremony after an eventful season.

“It started at the French Open with my first fourth round of a Slam, now I’ve won my first Masters 1000 in Paris, this will be my first time in the Top 10 and this will be the first time making the year-end [Nitto ATP] Finals.

“So there’s a lot going on right now emotionally and I can’t wait to enjoy it all with my team.”

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