Lower than 4 months in the past, Jenson Brooksby was outdoors the Prime 200 of the FedEx ATP Rankings. However after a red-hot stretch, together with runs to the Newport ultimate and the Washington semi-finals, the #NextGenATP American on Monday cracked the Prime 100 for the primary time at World No. 99.
“I’m excited. It looks as if a cliche reply, however I do know I’ve the sport to do it and I’m glad clearly I’ve completed it in a brief time frame,” Brooksby informed ATPTour.com. “Let’s see how excessive I can push it.”
Brooksby has picked up excessive marks from a few of the sport’s best minds. Former World No. 1 Andy Murray on Friday tweeted his reward for the 20-year-old.
“Jenson Brooksby is the form of participant I really like to observe…a lot of selection.. excessive tennis IQ…. nice in defence,” Murray wrote. “His slice and backhand volley are virtually equivalent to Florian Mayer.”
Jenson Brooksby is the form of participant I really like to observe…a lot of selection..excessive tennis IQ….nice in defence..🔥
His slice and backhand volley are virtually equivalent to Florián Mayer.#tennis @atptour
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) August 6, 2021
Brooksby was excited to listen to about Murray’s tweet. “I feel that is very correct. Clearly that is nice to listen to from Andy,” he stated in a press convention in Washington. “He is been among the best within the sport and an amazing man to look as much as. Which means lots. These are nice phrases coming from him.”
The Californian is an unorthodox disrupter on the court docket. The American not often misses and finds methods to place the ball in uncomfortable positions for his opponent, very similar to Murray and Daniil Medvedev do. He additionally has a two-handed backhand slice and is unafraid of blending in drop pictures or internet rushes if crucial.
Frances Tiafoe described his countryman’s sport fashion effectively after shedding to Brooksby in Washington.
“[He] is tremendous unorthodox. Clearly every thing he does is fairly unusual,” Tiafoe stated. “[He] places you in awkward positions, makes you play an additional ball, has nice anticipation of the ball. [He] is absolutely stable, makes you play lots.”
Brooksby, who’s an intense competitor, enjoys placing his opponents in these tough positions and irritating them.
“I actually do. I am certain lots of people could consider it as, ‘Oh, somebody had a nasty day or one thing,’” Brooksby stated. “However in my thoughts, that is the results of my sport doing the correct issues, exposing their weaknesses.”
Brooksby, who acquired a wild card into his first ATP Masters 1000 occasion at this week’s Nationwide Financial institution Open Introduced by Rogers, has turned his distinctive sport and aggressive spirit into a whole lot of profitable in 2021. Along with his current ATP Tour success, the American has claimed his first three ATP Challenger Tour titles this season.
“I actually consider that is my stage, and it is not too shocking for me,” Brooksby stated. “Clearly I am joyful that I’ve been in a position to do it constantly most weeks, and that is [moreso] that my psychological toughness has improved greater than something.”
Photograph Credit score: Andrew Eichenholz/ATP Tour
Though Brooksby is joyful to crack the Prime 100, he has no intention of stopping right here. The #NextGenATP star is eager to proceed pushing ahead.
“Hopefully I will have much more firsts on the market. I consider I’ll,” Brooksby stated. “I am simply excited to maintain enjoying and continue to learn.”