Sock Overcomes Cilic to Record First ATP World Tour Finals Win

Marin Cilic's match with Jack Sock was delayed

Marin Cilic's match with Jack Sock was delayed

Cilic, who had also blown a fine chance of an opening day win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday when leading 3-1 in the deciding set, again capitulated when 3-0 up in the decider. Although Cilic edged ahead 4-2, Sock held his nerve, winning five points in a row to seal the victory.

"It's been an interesting morning so far".

"I expect him to play near his best", said. The fire alarm went off at 4:00 am and we had to exit the building. It's an fantastic atmosphere, you make me feel like home. I'm here to win matches.

While he can technically still reach the semi-finals, his hopes are remote, especially with his final group match being against title favourite Roger Federer. "He had a really nice season, especially the beginning, now the end".

The Spaniard is the only one of the "Big Four" never to have won the ATP Finals and has pulled out a number of times previously before the event, which is played on a fast indoor surface rather than his favoured clay.

In the absence of Rafael Nadal - who withdrew from the Nitto ATP Finals late on Monday night - it is hard to see who might stop Roger Federer from capping his glorious season with trophy No 8.

The 36-year-old six-times champion may have been giving away 16 years to the man tipped to be the next superstar of the game but Federer proved in a dominant third set that for the moment he remains a cut above his young pursuers.

Federer will play his last round-robin match against Marin Cilic, who he beat in the Wimbledon final earlier this year, while Jack Sock will take on Zverev in a winner-takes-all clash for the right to join the world No 2 in Saturday's semi-finals.

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