American tennis star Jack Sock has enjoyed his recent rise to near the top of the world rankings. But with the offseason approaching, Sock is ready for a break.
"I really don't want to talk about 2018. I want to go play golf," he said at a press conference after bowing out in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Qualifying for the tournament had one main drawback: he had to skip an outing at Augusta National with fellow American star John Isner, whose father-in-law-to-be is a member there.
Was it worth it? We're not so sure Sock thought so.
"I shouldn't even be here in the first place," he said.
Still, the 25-year-old has plenty to look forward to in the coming year.
"I'm definitely going to take the experience from the last three weeks, everything I learned, all the things I did well in the matches, things I can improve, work on those in the off-season, and get ready for 2018," he said.
All things considered, we think Sock will be okay. And with luck, he'll get another crack at that coveted tee time.