WATCH: Roger Federer misses easiest of shots after opponent Jack Sock’s bizarre gesture

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 | 0


Roger Federer did what he always does – exhibiting sensational display of tennis. He pulled off a 6-4 7-6 win over Jack Sock in the opening encounter of the year-ending ATP Finals in London on Sunday, Yet, there appeared to be a chink in his armour.

In the seventh game of the first set, Sock found himself in a catch-22 position at the net after firing a loopy drop shot. As Federer rushed towards the net to hit a forehand and complete the point, Sock bent over and cheekily turned around.

This, apparently, left Federer perplexed as he crashed the return on to the net.

“It was a big distraction, I’ll tell you that, because it (Sock’s backside) was very big!” Federer said afterward, in jest.

He continued: “That’s what I should have aimed for. That target was bigger than the down-the-line court that I had. It’s happened sometimes in the past, but not on a big stage like this.”

Sock defended his action, saying: “I mean, I did it more for fun. Probably do it three times a year. No, it’s not a normal tactic.”

Meanwhile, Federer is next scheduled to meet Germany’s Alexander Zverev, while Sock will take on Marin Cilic of Croatia on Tuesday.

 

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