Jenson Brooksby, an American tennis player, is pleased with how his summer hard court campaign got off to a strong start at the Atlanta Open. Tuesday, Brooksby defeated Benoit Paire of France 6-3, 6-1, to advance to the Atlanta round of 16.
This is Brooksby’s first competition since losing to an opponent at Wimbledon in the third round. According to Brooksby’s statement on the ATP website, “It feels incredibly wonderful to be back in the States.” “It feels wonderful to get a win under your belt after two or three weeks off of matches, and I thought that was a pretty great match to start. I’ve also been training really well, so I’m thrilled about the route I’m on right now.”
Brooksby plans a successful summer.
Brooksby made it to the Citi Open semifinal in Washington last year and the US Open’s last 16 for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament. In the coming weeks, the 21-year-old Brooksby hopes to earn his first ATP title by securing some impressive victories during the North American hard court swing.
I also had a great hard-court season last year, and this year we learnt a lot from the clay and grass, Brooksby added. I’m eager to resume my training, especially now that I’m back in the United States. I believe I can perform even better than I did the previous year.
The fact that Brooksby has had success thus far in his summer hard court campaign is encouraging. When playing Paire, Brooksby came out strong and quickly had a 3-0 lead. As Brooksby served out the first set in the ninth game, he only needed one break of service to take the opening set.
When Brooksby was serving for the first set in the ninth game, Paire got his first break point of the match, but the Frenchman was unable to capitalize. After taking the first set, Brooksby broke Paire three times in the second set to finish the match in a resounding straight sets triumph and set up a matchup with Mackenzie McDonald in the round of 16. –