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”
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: