Rising American star Jenson Brooksby has received a wild card into the Toronto Masters, per Michal Samulski. Brooksby, 20, is set to make his maiden appearance on the hard courts of Toronto. Brooksby is enjoying a breakthrough season on the Tour and the Toronto organizers giving him a wild card should not come as a surprise.
Earlier this year, Brooksby made four Challengers finals and captured three tiles, while on one occasion he ended runner-up. After enjoying success on the Challenger Tour, Brooksby was determined to show he could play on the ATP Tour in Newport.
“I try to treat every match the same. But I want to prove that I can do the same things at all the ATP Tour events as I’ve done at the Challengers so far,” Brooksby said before his Newport campaign. “I’m very motivated to prove myself and for everybody to see how well I can do here.
I’m pushing for that."
Brooksby ended up making the Newport final
In his maiden ATP final, Brooksby lost to Kevin Anderson in two tight sets. “It’s amazing to get all the support from you guys, it gives me energy,” Brooksby said after losing the Newport final.
“It was awesome playing here and I hope to be back again and pushing for more of these results "I was really proud of myself to be able to get it back and win multiple [points] in a row to get the first set," Brooksby said, per the ATP website.
This week, Brooksby got his revenge as he beat Anderson in the Washington first round. "I kept my foot on the gas pedal, started returning better, got the break. Happy to close it out in straights," Brooksby said.
"I was definitely happy with how I ended the first set. Obviously two weeks ago in Newport, I had a lot of chances to break, and also in the tie-break. Didn't get it. That was definitely disappointing."