US Open Jr Final Revival goes to Kudla

Sock and Kudla are both promising 19 year olds. MAL TAAM PHOTO


By Matt Cronin

FROM THE SAP OPEN IN SAN JOSE – Jack Sock and Denis Kudla revived their 2012 US Open junior final on Tuesday afternoon on Ladies Day at the tournament, so even though the both of them are only 19 year olds, they were subject to some cat calls by some members of Cougar Town in the audience.

The two know each other well, having played each other two times in Futures since Sock bested Kudla in Flushing, both victories for the taller and thinner native of Nebraska. Then there was Kudal outlasting Sock last December in the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff. Overall, Sock leads their head to head 4-3 going back to their first match in the 16s, a win for Kudla. They have known each other since the 12 and unders, and are friendly off court, but on court seem to be pretty fierce rivals.

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