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If Jack Sock is future of U.S. men's tennis, it could be a long wait
If Jack Sock is future of U.S. men's tennis, it could be a long wait

We trekked out to the U.S. Open's venerable Grandstand Court on Tuesday on a mission of promise. Young Jack Sock, up-and-coming U.S. tennis player, was playing his first-round match. The Grandstand is special. For years, it has been an appendage to Louis Armstrong Stadium, even before Armstrong became the second main court after they built the huge Arthur Ashe Stadium. It is attached to one side of Armstrong, kind of like a backpack. The crowds are smaller, the chance for shade better and the viewing as up-close-and-personal as you'll get for big matches. Sadly, after this tournament, they will tear it down for newer, flashier real estate. This was to be slightly more...

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