USA’s John Isner and Jack Sock ensure title stays at home
Americans John Isner and Jack Sock won their second Indian Wells Masters title after defeating Santiago Gonzalez and Eduardo Roger-Vasselin in the final. Isner and Sock, who received a wildcard against Indoan Wells, handed Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin a 7-6(4) 6-3 loss.
Gonzalez and Roger-Vasselin had the first break points of the game but Isner and Sock saved two break points in game three to take a 2-1 lead. Isner and Sock totaled six more break points in the first set – three in the seventh and three in the 11th game – but saved all those break point chances to force a tie-break.
Gonzalez and Sock paid the price for missing eight break points as Isner and Sock scored their first set point in the tie-break to earn a tight opener. After winning a tight first set, Isner and Sock claimed the first break of the match in the opener of the second set.
Isner and Sock saved three break points in game four, before claiming their second break in game nine to seal a straight-sets victory.
Isner and Sock on Indian Wells victory
“From the bottom of our hearts, we wouldn’t have liked to play here if it wasn’t for the fans.
It’s good to have the fans back and to play in the United States in front of our home fans is amazing,” Sock said during the trophy presentation ceremony, according to the ATP website. “Thanks guys for sticking around, seriously.”
Isner added: “Jack and I always enjoy our time here. It’s amazing to share the field with Jack, so thank you for playing with me. A huge thank you to [Tournament Director] Tommy Haas for the wild card, because without that, we wouldn’t have been able to play.
So Tommy, we owe you my dinner buddy! Meanwhile, Roger-Vasselin joked with the crowd after the loss. “Thank you for staying here, even though you could cheer on the Americans,” Roger-Vasselin joked with the crowd.
“Thanks to my partner for texting me two weeks ago. We weren’t supposed to play together, but in the end we had a great tournament”.