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Dark day at Wimbledon for Jack Sock vs. Sam Groth and Aussie 'Fanatics'

Dark day at Wimbledon for Jack Sock vs. Sam Groth and Aussie 'Fanatics'

On a startlingly bright and sunny day Tuesday at the usual overcast and gloomy Wimbledon tennis tournament, the United States' second-best men's player got it socked to him. It was nowhere near as pretty as the weather. Jack tried to be nimble, tried to be quick, but struggled so much he couldn't jump over the candlestick, much less the tennis net. And so, when the match ended, on this rare hot day in England, Sam Groth had become another cooler for U.S. men's tennis. Groth, former Australian Rules football player now returned to tennis, ousted Jack Sock, one of only two U.S. seeded men in this Wimbledon draw. The score was 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. For Sock, it was 2...

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