American Jack Sock, 24, grabbed the Delray Beach Open title in men's singles without playing in the final. His opponent, Milos Raonic (4 ATP) and the first seed in Florida, was sidelined by an injury to his right foot. According to the ATP official page, the 26-year-old Canadian suffered a hamstring tear. The announcement of Raonic's withdrawal emerged minutes before he was scheduled to step into the arena. The unfortunate event raises questions of his upcoming commitments on the ATP calendar.

Raonic had a solid week

Despite the unfortunate event that prevented him from playing, Milos Raonic's week at Delray Beach was productive.

He made it to the final losing only one set in the process in the quarterfinals, against Kyle Edmund, the ATP rising star out of the United Kingdom. In the semifinals, he looked quite solid against Juan Martin del Potro -- winning the match in straight sets 6-3, 7-6.

In light of the current developments his presence next week in Acapulco, Mexico is subject to debate. The ATP event of Acapulco has a rock solid list of participants, with Nadal, Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Goffin and others in the main draw. Maybe some time off prior to the United States swing at Indian Wells and Miami will help to improve his health. In the past season, he wasn't able to keep himself away from injuries.

Jack Sock with a career-high ranking

The American player will benefit from such an unexpected perk. Starting from tomorrow, his ranking will move to the 18th place of the ATP ranking which is the best position of his career. In order to clinch a spot in the final, Sock had to give his best on the Tennis court. In Florida, he looked quite solid and everything went well, allowing him to reach the final act without dropping a single set the whole week.

His overall stats in 2017 are impressive as he is now 11-1 in the win/loss department. At 24, with a solid ranking to rely on, the season of 2017 might be a great opportunity for him to aim higher. Since Andy Roddick, no other American has been able to really make waves in the ATP circuit.