Each day during the BB&T Atlanta Open and at various other times throughout the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, I’ll be featuring a tennis player competing in the series talking about the gadgets and technology they own and travel the world with. In the world of technology, users who rely on technology for everything they do are called “Power Users.” For tennis, I’m going to call them “Power Players.” Technology plays a vital role in all our lives, and tennis players use the latest technology on and off the court in many different capacities.
Thursday’s Power Player is Jack Sock
American Jack Sock is just starting his professional career, but he already has something 99% of pro tennis players don’t have, a Grand Slam title.
He and his partner, Melanie Oudin took the tennis world by surprise and captured the 2011 U.S. Open Mixed Doubles title.
Sock and Oudin played great doubles the entire event and Sock credits his serve for letting him be a “Power Player’ on the court.
“I feel like I was serving pretty well all week actually in mixed and even in singles, so I was very comfortable serving,” Sock said about his mixed doubles victory.
Sock topped 140 mph on the serve radar in his opening round win over Alex Bogomolov Jr. at this week’ BB&T Atlanta Open and he said fans can expect more of that.
“It’s my game and it all starts with the serve,” admitted Sock.
Sock is also a “Power Player” off the court and a fan of Twitter. Fans that tweet reactions to matches in which Sock is playing, will many times get a retweet from the Nebraska native.
“It’s great I have such loyal fans and they offer so much support,” glowed Sock. “I love seeing what they have to say.”
Being a huge sports fan, Sock uses the internet and social media to follow his favorite sports teams including Nebraska Football.
“I think they are on the right track,” Sock said about Nebraska Football. “The other teams respect them and Bo Pelini is doing a good job.”
Jack Sock is in action Thursday afternoon against NCAA champ Steve Johnson at the BB&T Atlanta Open. You can join the masses and follow him on Twitter at @JackSock.