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Jack Sock has the momentum to beat Grigor Dimitrov at ATP Finals on Saturday
"It looks like a three-setter to me, but Sock to win"
Last Updated: 18/11/17 5:08pm
Barry Cowan and Jamie Delgado believe Jack Sock has the momentum to make it through Saturday's semi-final against opponent Grigor Dimitrov - live on Sky Sports Arena from 6pm.
Sock became the first American to reach the final weekend at the season-ending tournament since Andy Roddick in 2007 after edging out world No 3 Alexander Zverev to advance from his round-robin group in second place on Thursday.
Dimitrov, who won three tournaments this year and reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open, has looked impressive in finishing top of the Pete Sampras group.
Cowan, and Andy Murray's coach Delgado, both agreed that Sock, who is nicknamed 'Showtime' will defeat the elegant Bulgarian to reach Sunday's final.
He can serve and volley, use the sliced backhand, and his forehand is huge.
Cowan on Sock
"I've gone for Sock," said Sky Sports' analyst Cowan. "On big points he's fearless and has been playing a brand of tennis this week which is suited to these conditions. "He can serve and volley, use the sliced backhand, and his forehand is huge.
"A match like this comes down to a little bit of belief. This must be of their wildest dreams being in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals.
"With everything that has gone Sock's way in the last couple of weeks, it's all dropped into place nicely. He was 5-1 down in the deciding set against Kyle Edmund in Paris, but he came through those moments to win the title - that only makes you stronger, mentally.
"It looks like a three-setter to me, but Sock to win."
"They're both in-form players, but Sock has a winning record against Dimitrov and a part of the reason for that is because he will really push the Bulgarian back into his backhand corner," said Delgado. "He's also so good at running around his forehand from a defensive sliced backhand.
"I'm going to call a bit of an upset and go with Sock to win the match.
"Dimitrov will be in the strange position of being the favourite, so the mentality of it will be slightly different."
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