Stockholm final preview and pick: Berdych vs. Sock

The Grandstand

SockTomas Berdych is one win away from a second consecutive title in Stockholm, which would mark his third overall at the event. Standing in his way on Sunday is Jack Sock, who is through to the second ATP final of his career.

Tomas Berdych and Jack Sock will be going head-to-head for the second time in their careers and for the second time in as many weeks when they battle for the If Stockholm Open title on Sunday.

They just faced each other 11 days earlier during third-round action at the Shanghai Masters, where Berdych prevailed 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4. Both players broke serve three times in that showdown, during which Sock actually won a greater percentage of return points and more total points despite losing. The American struck as many double-faults (five) as aces, whereas Berdych fired 13 aces compared to just one double-fault.

Although those numbers may indicate that…

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