Jack Sock is trying to track down a young tennis fan who had a Wimbledon souvenir «ripped out of his hands» on Tuesday.

Sock launched his Wimbledon towel into the crowd after his 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 win over Christian Garin and the youngster bent forward to grab it. 

An older spectator sitting in the front row also got his hands on the tennis star’s towel prompting a brief tussle.

Despite being the first to grab hold of the towel, the youngster left court eight empty-handed after the man applied a firmer grip and pulled the SW19 merchandise away from his fellow supporter. 

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Man petulantly snatches towel thrown to young fan by Wimbledon star

After the match, Sock retweeted a post which branded the front-row spectator a «jerk» and has promised the young fan a replacement.

The 17th seed 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.»

Jerk old man stealing a thrown towel of Jack Sock’s from a kid after R1 match at #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/9THaBBBOwQ

— Mark Schultz (@risendevil) July 4, 2017

Sock will face Austria’s Sebastian Ofner in the second round on Thursday. 

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