Tommy Haas gives his thoughts on Jenson Brooksby, Sebastian Korda



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Tommy Haas gives his thoughts on Jenson Brooksby, Sebastian Korda

Former world No. 2 Tommy Haas said that Jenson Brooksby is "not the most talented player in the world" but added that the American is giving it all every single day to become the best in the world. Brooksby, 20, won three Challengers this year, finished runner-up in Newport, made the Washington semifinal and pushed world No.

1 Novak Djokovic into four sets at the US Open. "Yeah, Brooksby in his on-court interview after this first round, he said ‘I’m so happy I won. I’m so happy I have the opportunity to be in the next round but I’m not really satisfied with the way I played today, so I’m actually going to go to the practice courts right after this and work on my game a little more.’ You see how focused he is out there," Haas told Boardroom.

"You see also that he’s not the most talented player in the world, but he does everything that he can to try to be the best player that he can be and constantly improve. You can kind of sense that. And the way he fights in the way he represents himself out there.

It’s something special and you don’t see that in all the players, all the time, no matter where you’re from."

Haas also sees potential in Sebastian Korda

American tennis hasn't had a Grand Slam champion in a long time and the hope is that young prospects, Brooksby and Korda, will manage to get the job done at the Grand Slam level one day.

"Sebastian Korda is another one of those situations. He grew up in Bradenton, Florida, I’ve known him since he was born. I played his dad a couple times on tour back in the day. It’s that mentality, right? You come from a family that has done it as well.

They’re so disciplined and structured. It’s like second nature to them. A lot of people aren’t used to that kind of a lifestyle," Haas said.