American world No. 17 Jack Sock turned up the style at the ATP Masters 1000 in Montreal on Tuesday during his 7-6 (4), 6-3 opening round win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
While rushing the net against his French opponent, Sock dazzled with a behind-the-back volley before putting away a high volley backhand.
The day before, Gael Monfils wrapped up his 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 win over Steve Johnson by running down a drop shot then flicking the ball over with his back to the net. It’s a move only Monfils would pull off, and while it may not have been as stylish as Sock’s approach, it was a stunner nonetheless.