Monroe/Sock Capture Stockholm Title
The No. 2-seeded American duo of Nicholas Monroe and Jack Sock stormed to the If Stockholm Open title on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Croatian/New Zealander combo of Mate Pavic and Michael Venus.
Monroe/Sock, playing their second ATP World Tour event, earned 250 ATP Emirates Rankings points, and will split €29,680 in prize money.
“It always helps when you can have a partner like Jack on your side,” said Monroe.
“He can carry me a little bit to get over the hump.”
Will the compatriots team up again in the future?
“When we can,” explained Sock. “I play with Vasek [Pospisil] a lot of the year. Next year I’m not going to play as much doubles, I don’t think. I pick some pretty specific tournaments. If Vasek isn’t available that week, [Nicholas] is usually the first guy I call.”
Pavic/Venus, playing their third ATP World Tour final as a team, fell to 15-10 lifetime. They won the Nice title earlier this year (d. Rojer/Tecau), and finished as runners-up in Bogota (l. to Roger-Vasselin/Stepanek).
Sock was appearing in his 10th ATP World Tour doubles final (6-4), highlighted by the 2013 Wimbledon title (w/Pospisil). Monroe is 3-4 in ATP World Tour doubles finals, with all three titles coming in Sweden.