Who could have guessed a towel would be such an important keepsake?
After he defeated Christian Garin 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in a first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday, Jack Sock was packing up his gear when he tossed a towel to a young fan. Alas, the throw was a bit off the mark and his happened:
Sock, who graduated from Blue Valley North, saw that clip and tweeted: “If anyone knows the kid that unfortunately had the towel ripped out of his hands...tweet his name at me and I’ll be sure to get him one”
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The boy has been located.
Sock’s agent, Mary Jane Orman, told The Irish Times: “The boy messaged Jack directly on Instagram and is from Ireland. He is gone home now but Jack invited him to his matches and said he will send him a towel.”
Not bad, right? Well, the kid will get more than the one towel.
The U.S. Open Twitter account wrote: “If you find out, we’d like to send him a #USOpen towel. @AustralianOpen, @rolandgarros, maybe send one of yours as well for a Slam sweep?”
The other two readily agreed: