Brandon Nakashima and Jenson Brooksby are just 20 and they are among the top American prospects on the ATP Tour.
Brandon and Jenson are enjoying a good run in Antwerp, where they reach the quarter-final where they started the tournament from the qualifications. With their run in Belgium, they have already achieved a career-high in the live rankings
Nakashima gained 10 places in the live rankings to be the new world number 69. She will definitely stay in the top 70 on Monday. If the American player wins the tournament he will break in the top 60.
Brooksby is having an astonishing campaign in Antwerp where he reached the quarters starting from the qualifications without dropping a single set. Janson gained 7 places in the live rankings to be the new world number 63. If he wins the tournament in Belgium, the young American will break in the top 50 on Monday.
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Nakashima in Antwerp, ranking, and results in 2021
Currently the world no.79 (career-high), Nakashima has managed to achieve a 38-22 record in 2021. Brandon is now having a run in Antwerp where he conquered Fernando Verdasco 6-4 2-6 6-3, Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-2 6-4, Alex De Minaur 6-4 6-0 and Henri Laaksonen 7-65 6-75 6-3.
Brandon Nakashima will come up against the world no.13 Diego Schwartzman in the quarter on Friday at 6:30 pm on CENTER COURT. They have never competed against each other so far in top tournaments.
The American has won 1 title in 2021 in the Quimper 2 Challenger. Nakashima was the runner-up in Los Cabos (Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel) and in Atlanta (Truist Atlanta Open).
Brooksby in Antwerp, ranking, and results in 2021
Ranked no.70 (career-high), Brooksby has achieved an overall 46-11 record in 2021. The American is now having a run in Antwerp where he beat Michael Geerts 6-4 6-2, Norbert Gombos 6-4 6-2, Reilly Opelka 6-4 6-4 and Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-2 6-0.
Jenson Brooksby will compete against the world no.44 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarter on Friday at 9:00 pm on CENTER COURT. In the past, they have never competed against each other till now on the main tour.
Brooksby has won 3 titles in 2021 in the Potchefstroom 2 Challenger, in the Orlando Challenger and in the Tallahassee Challenger. Jenson was the finalist in the Cleveland Challenger and in Newport (Hall of Fame Open).
Brandon Nakashima and Jenson Brooksby clashed against each other only on 1 occasion. Their actual record is 1-0 for Brooksby. When they played, Jenson Brooksby won 2-6 7-6(10) 7-5 in the 2nd round in M25 Los Angeles (M25 Los Angeles) in January 2019.
Brandon Nakashima and Jenson Brooksby
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