Olympic gold medalist Jack Sock retires after US Open and signs with Pickleball Tour

Jack Sock, a Olympic champion and four-time Grand Slam winner, announced Sunday that he will be retiring from tennis after the US Open.

Sock’s resignation falls in the middle Professional Pickleball Association Announcing that the American tennis pro has now joined the tour.

Jack Sock plays a ball during the Dallas Open

Jack Sock hits a forehand during the Dallas Open on February 6, 2023 at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex. (George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“To the 8 year old boy who fell in love with tennis straight away, I hope I made you proud,” Sock wrote in the post.

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“It’s been 14 years full of memories that I will never forget. From winning four Grand Slams, Olympic gold and bronze, top 10 finishes in singles and doubles, and competing on the Davis Cup and Laver Cup teams, it was more than I could ever have dreamed of doing. ”

Sock won four men’s singles titles and finished 8th of his career in 2017, but his most notable achievements have come in doubles. He won the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon He also won the US Open in 2014 and 2018, the same year.

Jack Sock at the Laver Cup

Jack Sock of Team World celebrates the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena on September 25, 2022 in London. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for the Laver Cup)

He previously won the US Open mixed doubles title in 2011. In 2016 he won gold in the mixed doubles at the Summer Games in Rio.

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“I’ve had the privilege of competing at Flushing Meadows since I was 17, and this year’s US Open will be the final event of my career,” he continued. “I’m looking forward to making memories in front of the best fans in the world one last time!”

While Sock retires after the end of the year US Open, Some reports speculate that he has turned his attention to another sport.

The Professional Pickleball Association shared a post on Instagram Sunday that Sock was the latest player signed for the tour.

Jack Sock at the Laver Cup

Jack Sock during a training session ahead of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena on September 20, 2022 in London. (Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

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“Will Jack Sock take professional pickleball by storm?” the caption read.

Sock entered his first pickleball tournament in May, which he won alongside partner Anna Leigh Waters.

Currently, Sock competes at the US Open in men’s doubles with partner John Isner, who also announced this month that he will be retiring after the last Grand Slam of the year.

Rick Schindler

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