All You Need to Know About Jenson Brooksby

Published 08/07/2021, 3:33 AM EDT
Aug 6, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jenson Brooksby of the United States celebrates after the match against John Millman of Australia (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Jenson Brooksby is one of the young American talents taking the tennis world by storm. In this past week, he has been in the headlines for all the right reasons. In 2018, he made considerable development, winning the USTA Boys’ under-18 national championship. That victory earned him a wild card into the main draw of the 2018 US Open.

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However, he lost in the opening round to eventual quarterfinalist John Millman. In the following year, Brooksby qualified for the main draw of the 2019 US Open, where he defeated former Grand Slam finalist Tomas Berdych in four sets in the first round. 

Aug 5, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jenson Brooksby of the United States hits a backhand against Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

2021 has been Jenson Brooksby’s most successful season

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In the current season, Brooksby made a huge breakthrough in his career. He has won three Challenger trophies this season and reached his first ATP final at the Hall Of Fame Open. In doing so, he became the second-youngest player to reach the final in the history of the tournament.

The 20-year-old made his biggest impact on the men’s Tour in this present week. Currently competing at the Citi Open in Washington, he managed to defeat American player Frances Tiafoe in straight sets and knocked off Canadian talent Felix Auger Aliassime in a similar fashion in the next round. 

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Aug 6, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Jenson Brooksby of the United States stretches to hit a backhand against John Millman of Australia (not pictured) during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

The youngster is scheduled to take on in-form Jannik Sinner in the semifinal and it would be a huge deal if the American manages to come out on top. We wish him all the best for the upcoming matches and for the rest of the season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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