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On day US Open Quarters Novak Djokovic Overcomes against Jenson Brooksby

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Jenson Brooksby (born October 26, 2000) is a professional tennis player from the United States of America. His career-high singles ranking was 99 on August 9, 2021. When Brooksby redshirted his first season at Baylor University due to injury, he turned pro.
Novak Djokovic’s quest for history was thwarted by Jenson Brooksby presence at the U.S. Open, the last American man or woman remaining.

6-foot-4 Sacramento native and former Baylor Bear pushed Djokovic to the edge in the first set, before the world number one regained control in the fourth round at Arthur Ashe Stadium to advance to the semifinals. When Djokovic beat the Americans in 2021, it was his 25th straight Grand Slam victory. In this season, Djokovic has won seven of the 25 matches after losing the opening set.

Since Rod Laver in 1969, the Serb is three victories away from completing the calendar Grand Slam. No. 6 seed Italian Matteo Berrettini, whom Djokovic defeated in the Wimbledon final for his record-tying 20th major victory, will be Djokovic’s opponent in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

On day US Open Quarters Novak Djokovic Overcomes against Jenson Brooksby

Jenson Brooksby

While playing Serbian Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Jenson Brooksby of the United States reacts in New York on September 6, 2021 (Monday). Assocated Press/AP Photo/John Minchillo

He told Brad Gilbert: “Jenson Brooksby is one of the most gifted young players I’ve ever seen.” On the internet, I told him he had a bright future ahead of him. The man has talent.”

No. 99 Jenson Brooksby entered the match with a 12-6 record in 2021, but just a 4-3 record in big tournaments. By making it to the fourth round, he became the first American male under the age of 30 since Andy Roddick in 2002. There is little doubt that his ranking will skyrocket following the Open.

Jenson Brooksby

  • World No 1 beats 20-year-old American 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Djokovic will play Matteo Berrettini in quarter-finals

# Jenson Brooksby Biodata

Country (sports) 23px Flag of the United States.svg United States
Residence Carmichael, California, United States
Born October 26, 2000 (age 20)
Sacramento, California, United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro 2021
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Baylor
Coach Joseph Gilbert
Prize money US$323,490
Career record 12–7 (63.2%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 99 (9 August 2021)
Current ranking No. 99 (9 August 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (2021)
US Open 4R (2021)
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 1403 (18 November 2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2019)

Brooksby had one unforced mistake in the first set, while Djokovic committed 11. Brooksby won 14 of the five-stroke points, while Djokovic won four. To celebrate Djokovic hitting Brooksby with an overhead, the 23,000-plus spectators surged to their feet, cheering and yelling. There was further applause for Brooksby when Djokovic missed a return, giving the set to his opponent.

As soon as he made a break, Djokovic pounded the air in celebration, and yelled. It was an amazing game for the 3-1 crowd: six break points, excellent deuces and 24 points in all stretched over nearly 20 minutes. Ivanovic scored the game-winning goal after Djokovic poked the ball into his own net.

Djokovic rebounded as quickly as he could. The result was apparent as soon as Djokovic shattered Brooksby’s back, leaving him gasping for oxygen. No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy is Djokovic’s next opponent.

After Brooksby’s first set, Djokovic said: “He played a great first set, and I couldn’t do much since my rhythm was still developing.” I like how effectively he conceals his shots, and I think he’s a really creative person. He’s such a cunning and shrewd gamer. He’s only 20 years old, so he has plenty of time.”

For Djokovic it was the middle of the second set in which things began to turn around.

In the second set, Djokovic said, “I think the momentum changed when I came through a few of lengthy games, and then I began hitting more cleanly.” There were several interesting rallies throughout the match, and kudos to him for a tremendous effort today.”

With his 15th straight win, Alexander Zverev secured his spot in the quarterfinals earlier in the day on Monday morning. The German defeated the 13th-seeded Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 in the finals on Sunday. Lloyd Harris of South Africa, who defeated another American, Reilly Opelka, will be his opponent.

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