“My Brother”: Nick Kyrgios Posts Heartfelt Message For Jack Sock on the Latter’s Return to Tennis

Published 07/16/2021, 6:14 AM EDT
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Kyrgios playing with Jack Sock of Team World react during there doubles match against Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe on the first day of the Laver Cup on September 22, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


Maverick Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios shared a post on the return of his good friend and fellow competitor Jack Sock from an extended injury-enforced break.

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Taking to his Instagram page, Kyrgios posted that he is delighted for the American and can’t wait to pair up with him on a tennis court again. “@jack.sock my brother, will be an absolute pleasure being on court with you again,” the Canberra-born Australian posted on his Instagram stories.

Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock are a hit doubles pair at Laver Cup

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Kyrgios and Sock paired up for doubles clashes at Laver Cup, giving their fans a treat in the form of exemplary teamwork, bonding, and victories.

A familiar face for Team World at the Laver Cup, the Australian does bond well with the Americans in the contingent but it’s the equations that he shares with Sock that extends to a hugely successful doubles partnership.

Making an immediate impression on his return to action after missing a season of tennis on account of frustrating injury episodes, Sock won a Challenger event at Little Rock, Arkansas. The 28-year-old American beat Ecuadorian Emilio Gomez in straight sets to lift the championship trophy.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock of Team World celebrate winning a point during there doubles match against Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe on the first day of the Laver Cup on September 22, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Sock lifted a Challenger trophy in Arkansas on return to tennis

After a third-round finish at his next Challenger event in Orlando, Sock reached the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in New Port, US, fighting past Australian Alex Bolt in the tournament opener and pummeling Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan in his next.

However, just when it seemed like a Tour event win on comeback was well within his sights, the American bowed out in the last eight after losing in three sets against veteran South African and former World No. 5 Kevin Anderson.

However, his run at the event indicates steady progress since his return and bodes well ahead of the US Open.

Jack Sock of Team World celebrates match point in his singles match against Fabio Fognini of Team Europe during Day One of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 20, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

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Once ranked as high as eighth in singles by the ATP, Sock tore two ligaments in his right thumb while catching a medicine ball that rolled his way in 2019, and, combined with a bad back, was out of action for a full tennis season.

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His last championship win at the singles event before Little Rock came way back in 2017.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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