- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - American teenager Jack Sock earned his first Grand Slam victory, beating the oldest player in the draw at the U.S. Open.

The 18-year-old from Lincoln, Neb., defeated Marc Gicquel of France 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 on Wednesday. At 34, the 96th-ranked Gicquel is 15 1/2 years older.

Sock lost in his Grand Slam debut at Flushing Meadows last year in four sets.

He earned a wild card both years by winning the U.S. Tennis Association’s boys under-18 national championship. He captured the U.S. Open junior title in 2010, the first American to win the boys championship since Andy Roddick in 2000.



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