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Jenson The Giant Slayer

By Scoop Malinowski

I just had a feeling Jenson Brooksby was going to beat Borna Coric today. I even told a friend Steve Siebert, the CEO of Uomo Sport which sponsors the 21 year old American ranked 43.

“He will beat Coric,” I texted him last night. “Coric is a big contender for the title after the Cincy win. Brooksby plays better vs the strongest. Coric is a perfect second round opponent for him.”

The match played out exactly as forecast. Brooksby conquered the in-form Croatian 64 76 61 on Grandstand. The second set tiebreaker was 12-10. Brooskby saved seven set points in the middle set.

Brooksby plays his best tennis on the big stages, especially the US Open. Last year Brooskby beat Michael Ymer in the first round in four tough sets, and then Aslan Karatsev and Taylor Fritz both in five sets. In the fourth round Brooksby rose to the occasion in his first clash with world no. 1 Novak Djokovic and sensationally won the first set 6-1 with an unforgettable display of devastating tennis, the caliber only the elite of the elites are capable of playing on a Grand Slam center court. Djokovic had to work extremely hard to win the next three sets but Brooksby established himself as an ATP force to be reckoned with.

This year Brooksby has been very good – with a 19-16 match record coming into the year’s final Grand Slam. But something about New York and the big stage electrifies Brooksby. In the first round Monday, Brooksby annihilated veteran Dusan Lajovic 62 60 30 ret. and today he dominated one of the contenders to win this US Open. That’s six straight sets for Brooksby.

Brooksby will likely play Carlos Alcaraz in the third round, if the Spaniard can beat Federico Coria. Brooksby hasn’t played the ATP no. 4 yet in his career but all the hype and buzz around the Spanish dynamo surely will inspire the very best from Brooksby.

“It’s someone who I wanted to play, I’m going to bring him my best… I’m feeling very confident heading into this one.”

It’s very possible the fearless Californian can slay another giant. It would be folly to dare to bet against Brooksby right now.

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  • Ryan B. · September 1, 2022 at 9:07 pm


    By far one of the most entertaining matches I’ve watched so far while being at the Open. Jenson has Coric rattled at the end of the first set and it continued throughout the entire match, Coric kept looking at his box with expressions of I can’t do anything about this kids game.

    The lobs, the volleys and C’mons were awesome! Popcorn match on Saturday – odds it will be played at night????

    On another note I am a huge huge fan of Uomo Sport. Polos, shorts, hats are on point, very classy and stylish look and the material is soft as butter! Top of the line gear.

    Ryan from RI

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 1, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Ryan, we have know Brooksby is special since the first set last year vs Novak. to administer a 61 beatdown on Novak playing possibly the greatest tennis ever played (his 2021 was IMO the best tennis season ever by any player) showed Brooksby is going places. Coric and most Croatians aside from Cilic, underperform at US Open. Brooksby will beat Alcaraz too. Yes I love Uomo also, the new red and white kit is eye catching and the material is fine. I got the Brooksby blue and red Uomo hat.

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 2, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Four Chinese players Yue Yuan, Shuai Zhang, Qinwen Zheng, and Xiyu Wang are all into the US Open women’s draw 3R.

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 3, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Cliff Drysdale has, while talking to John McEnroe on ESPN in America, just described the absence of
    @DjokerNole at the US Open as ‘a shame if not a crime.’



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