Andy Roddick: Jack Sock is Full of Piss and Vinegar
by Tom Gainey | September 1st, 2011, 1:03 pm
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Andy Roddick will meet a fellow Nebraskan, Jack Sock, in his second match at the US Open Friday. The 18-year-old Sock is among the new hopes for American tennis, and Roddick is looking forward the challenge.

“He’s full of piss and vinegar. He’s from Nebraska. Sounds a little like an 18-year-old I knew once upon a time,” Roddick said after a four-set win last night over another American, Michael Russell.

“I was joking with someone today,” Roddick added. “I said, I think we’re the only two teenagers to play tennis in Nebraska in the last 30 years and we’re both in the US Open. Maybe we’re missing something. Maybe we need the corn fed boys.”

Roddick also sees the similarities in their games.

“You know, it’s fun to watch the kids, I mentioned before, when it’s all there, it’s all ahead of them, they have this incredible journey ahead of them,” Roddick said. “He’s excited. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain at this point. Even he kind of has the half take up with the serve. He’s got the flailing elbow on the forehand and the backhand. I was watching his match today and I was kind of laughing a little bit.”

Sock just won his first career Grand Slam match beating Marc Gicquel Wednesday.

“I wouldn’t say we’re really good friends,” Sock said. “I say hi, talk a little bit. It helps that, I mean, we’re both from Nebraska. I met him when I was really young at a Husker football game. I’ve met him here and there since. Spent a little time with him, practiced with him a couple times. But other than that, we’re just pretty much friends.”

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One Comment for Andy Roddick: Jack Sock is Full of Piss and Vinegar

Richard Bock Says:

Andy Roddick’s commented that Jack Sock is filled with piss and vinegar. Many years ago, a friend’s cat in England was hit by a lorry and had to have a hind leg amputated. They nick named her PV, piss and vinegar, because she was so gutsy and lived a very long life. It seems that that is what Andy believes is true of young Sock — gutsy and aggressive.

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