|Full name||Jenson Tyler Brooksby|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Carmichael, California, United States|
|Born||October 26, 2000|
Sacramento, California, United States
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||40–28 (58.8%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 33 (13 June 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 37 (1 August 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|French Open||1R (2021, 2022)|
|US Open||4R (2021)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1403 (November 18, 2019)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Last updated on: 1 August 2022.|
2018: Grand Slam debutEdit
On August 12, 2018, Brooksby defeated Brandon Nakashima to win the USTA Boys' under-18 national championship. This victory earned him a wild card into the main draw of the US Open. He lost in the first round to eventual quarterfinalist John Millman.
2019: US Open second roundEdit
On August 23, 2019, Brooksby qualified for the main draw of the US Open, where he defeated Tomáš Berdych in four sets in the first round. However, in the second round, Brooksby went down in a four-set match to 17th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.
2021: First ATP final, US Open fourth round, Top 60 debutEdit
He also reached his first ATP tour final at the 2021 Hall of Fame Open in Newport, defeating Evgeny Donskoy, Denis Kudla, Peter Gojowczyk, and 7th seed Jordan Thompson. He became the second-youngest player to reach the final in the 45-year tournament history on Newport's grass courts. He lost to 8th seed Kevin Anderson in the final. This result brought Brooksby up to a new career high of No. 126 on July 19, 2021.
At the 2021 Citi Open, Brooksby upset 2nd seed and 15th ranked Félix Auger-Aliassime to earn his first top 50 (and top 20) win and advance into his first ATP 500 level quarterfinal. He beat John Millman to advance to his first ATP 500 semifinal, where he lost to 5th seed (and eventual champion) Jannik Sinner. As a result of this run, Brooksby entered the top 100 for the first time, becoming world No. 99 on August 9, 2021.
Brooksby then received a singles wildcard into the US Open. He reached the fourth round of a Major for the first time, defeating Mikael Ymer, compatriot Taylor Fritz, and 21st seed Aslan Karatsev. Brooksby, aged 20, became the youngest American to reach the US Open fourth round since a then 20-year-old Andy Roddick did so in 2002. Brooksby defeated Karatsev in the 31st five-setter of the tournament – tied with 2015 Wimbledon for most at a Grand Slam event, since 34 at the 2004 US Open. He then lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets.
2022: Two finals, Major third round, Two Masters fourth rounds, Top 35Edit
At the 2022 BNP Paribas Open, Brooksby reached the fourth round of a Masters 1000 for the first time in his career, defeating World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas for his first top 10 win. He repeated the feat at the 2022 Miami Open reaching the fourth round in his consecutive Masters 1000 where he lost to the top seed and World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev.
He reached a career-high of No. 34 on 16 May 2022 after a third round showing at the Masters 1000 in Rome.
Seeded 6th at the 2022 Atlanta Open, he reached the second round after defeating Benoît Paire in straight sets. Next he defeated Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals. He then reached the semifinals after defeating 6-time champion and No. 2 seed John Isner, who saved four match points in the third set. He then advanced to the finals after defeating Frances Tiafoe. He lost to 2019 champion Alex de Minaur in straight sets.
Brooksby is a defensive baseliner, who specialises in winning baseline rallies and employs a counterpunching style of play frequently.
Brooksby’s unique playing style and shot mechanics has been called "unorthodox" by his peers. His game is built on his movement and redirection of the ball. He has short take backs on his groundstrokes so he can disguise his shots on both sides. His serve is widely considered to be his greatest weakness, despite his height. He also has a high rally tolerance, able to outlast and grind down his opponents in long rallies.
Current through the 2022 Korea Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||NH||A||3R||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|US Open||1R||2R||A||4R||3R||0 / 4||6–4||60%|
|Win–loss||0–1||1–1||0–0||3–2||4–3||0 / 7||8–7||53%|
|ATP Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||NH||2R||4R||0 / 2||4–2||67%|
|Miami Open||A||A||NH||Q2||4R||0 / 1||3–1||75%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||NH||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Madrid Open||A||A||NH||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||3R||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||NH||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||9–6||0 / 8||10–8||56%|
|Tournaments||1||1||0||7||19||Career total: 28|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||0||0||0||1||2||Career total: 3|
|Overall win–loss||0–1||1–1||0–0||15–7||24–19||0 / 28||40–28||59%|
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2021||Hall of Fame Open, United States||250 Series||Grass||Kevin Anderson||6–7(8–10), 4–6|
|Loss||0–2||Feb 2022||Dallas Open, United States||250 Series||Hard (i)||Reilly Opelka||6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||0–3||Jul 2022||Atlanta Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Alex de Minaur||3–6, 3–6|
ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 7 (6–1)Edit
|Win||1–0||Mar 2019||M25 Bakersfield, USA||World Tennis Tour||Hard||Aleksandar Vukic||6–3, 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2019||M25 Champaign, USA||World Tennis Tour||Hard||Oliver Crawford||6–2, 6–1|
|Win||3–0||Jul 2019||M25 Decatur, USA||World Tennis Tour||Hard||Santiago Rodríguez Taverna||6–1, 6–4|
|Win||4–0||Feb 2021||Potchefstroom, South Africa||Challenger||Hard||Teymuraz Gabashvili||2–6, 6–3, 6–0|
|Loss||4–1||Mar 2021||Cleveland, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Bjorn Fratangelo||5–7, 4–6|
|Win||5–1||Apr 2021||Orlando, USA||Challenger||Hard||Denis Kudla||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||6–1||Apr 2021||Tallahassee, USA||Challenger||Clay||Bjorn Fratangelo||6–3, 4–6, 6–3|
Record against other playersEdit
Record against top 10 playersEdit
Brooksby's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:
|Player||Record||Win %||Hard||Clay||Grass||Last Match|
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Carlos Alcaraz||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (3–6, 3–6, 3–6) at 2022 US Open|
|Novak Djokovic||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (6–1, 3–6, 2–6, 2–6) at 2021 US Open|
|Daniil Medvedev||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (5–7, 1–6) at 2022 Miami|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|Casper Ruud||0–1||0%||–||0–1||–||Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2022 Rome|
|Alexander Zverev||0–2||0%||0–2||–||–||Lost (6–3, 6–7(10–12), 2–6) at 2022 Acapulco|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (1–6, 6–3, 6–2) at 2022 Indian Wells|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|Tomáš Berdych||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (6–1, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4) at 2019 US Open|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Kevin Anderson||1–1||50%||1–0||–||0–1||Won (7–6(7–4), 6–3) at 2021 Washington DC|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|David Goffin||1–0||100%||–||1–0||–||Won (6–0, 7–6(7–1)) at 2022 Rome|
|Number 8 ranked players|
|Félix Auger-Aliassime||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2021 Washington DC|
|John Isner||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (3–6, 6–1, 6–4) at 2022 Atlanta|
|Karen Khachanov||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (6–0, 6–3) at 2022 Indian Wells|
|Cameron Norrie||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2022 Indian Wells|
|Diego Schwartzman||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (4–6, 0–6) at 2021 Antwerp|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||1–2||33%||1–1||0–1||–||Lost (5–7, 1–6) at 2022 Montreal|
|Jannik Sinner||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (6–7(2–7), 1–6) at 2021 Washington DC|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|Denis Shapovalov||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (5–7, 4–6) at 2022 Seoul|
|* Statistics correct as of 3 October 2022[update].|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
- He has a 1–6 (14.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Stefanos Tsitsipas||5||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||3R||1–6, 6–3, 6–2||43|
- *As of 14 March 2022[update]
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- "Brooksby Runs Down Tsitsipas To Reach Fourth Round". ATP Tour.
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- "Comeback Kid: De Minaur Returns To Atlanta Final, Faces Brooksby". ATP Tour.
- "Back In The Winners' Circle! De Minaur Defeats Brooksby For Atlanta Title". ATP Tour.
- "Variety is the spice of Jenson Brooksby's tennis life". usopen.org.
- "AFTER APPLAUDING BROOKSBY'S STYLE, MURRAY RESPONDS TO TWITTER SHADE". tennis.com.
- "Tennis great Andy Roddick says he would only need 4 days to fix the serve of the upstart 20-year-old American who battled Novak Djokovic". insider.com.
- "Lucky Loser Koepfer Saves 7 MPs, Stuns Murray In Paris". ATP Tour.