“Might Get to No.4”: Andy Murray Remembers His Caroline Garcia Prediction While Praising Jenson Brooksby

Published 08/06/2021, 11:30 PM EDT
Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


20-year-old American Jenson Brooksby is making headlines in the tennis world. Having reached Citi Open 2021 semifinals, the young tennis player has managed to impress former World No.1 and two-time Olympics champion Andy Murray.

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But while Andy praised Brooksby on Twitter, he encountered a question over his past predictions. He answered it well, remembering German tennis player Caroline Garcia.

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

Andy Murray is in awe of Jenson Brooksby

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Admirably, the young American has produced pure magic on the tennis court in Washington, DC. On his way to the semifinals at Citi Open 2021, he outclassed Kevin Anderson, Frances Tiafoe, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and John Millman.

Subsequently, Brooksby also found a fan in Andy Murray, who compared his slice and backhand volley to retired German Florian Mayer.

“Jenson Brooksby is the sort of player I love to watch, lots of variety, high tennis IQ, great in defence. His slice and backhand volley are almost identical to Florian Mayer,” Murray tweeted.

In response, a tennis fan requested the three-time Grand Slam champion, “Just don’t say he’s a future #1. We know how that ends.”

Notably, the dig was at Murray’s prediction about Caroline Garcia a decade ago when she played against Maria Sharapova. He had said, “The girl Sharapova is playing is going to be number one in the world one day. Caroline Garcia, what a player u heard it here first.”

As of now, the German professional has reached a career-high ranking of World No.4 in singles and World No.2 in doubles. Consequently, Murray decided not to repeat the same with Brooksby.

“Yea, he might get to number 4 in singles and number 1 in doubles. That would be awful,” Murray answered back.

However, it is now to see whether Brooksby pulls up on the expectations. Interestingly, his next opponent will also be equally determined for glory in Washington.

Who will Brooksby play against in the Citi Open 2021 SF?

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In a battle of age, 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner will challenge Brooksby for a place in the final. Without any doubt, this semifinal is all set to be an absolute blockbuster.

Above all, both the young gems have garnered some reputation in the tennis society. But it is now time for them to convert praises into titles.

Who do you think will go and play in Citi Open 2021 final? Sinner or Brooksby?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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