Jenson Brooksby (99th) continues to talk at the US Open. The American tennis player, barely 20 years old, He beat Aslan Karatsev (25th) a very tough game 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-3 and got into the last 16 of the last Grand Slam of the season.
The United States is the youngest local player to reach the fourth round of the North American major since Andy Roddick, also 20 years old, in the 2002 edition.. Far from being satisfied, he will go through a litmus test: he will try to defeat nothing more and nothing less than Novak Djokovic (1st) and reach the quarterfinals in New York.
Brooksby already has a very productive season with great results. In addition to having consecrated himself in three Challengers (Potchefstroom, Orlando and Tallahassee), he reached his first ATP final: in Newport, where he ended up falling vs. Kevin Anderson by 7-6 (6) and 6-4. In this tournament, he became the second youngest player to reach the final in 45 years of history.
Already consolidated among the top 100 (he will rise several places in the ranking), now he proved to be up to the task against Karatsev, winning a duel with five sets, The best tennis player in the world awaits him: Djokovic is looking to win the Grand Slam this season and has a 24-0 record in matches majors in 2021.