The 21-year-old Jenson Brooksby revealed that when he was young, he liked watching the Big 3 – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in action. The trio has dominated the sport in the last two decades and they have always inspired the young generation.
The Big 3 have won 63 Grand Slam titles among themselves and they have always played at the top of their game. In fact, at least one member of the trio has made it to the semifinal of the last 71 out of 72 Grand Slams, which goes to show their consistency and domination.
Furthermore, Nadal and Djokovic have won six out of the last seven Major titles.
“When I was young, it was the top three guys I liked to watch — Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. When I was younger, I didn’t really understand what it took to be that good and consistent over the course of those years, as I do now, though. I really appreciate that work ethic now,” Jenson Brooksby said while talking to ATP.
“I respect it even more with how consistently they do what they do to get where they are at. And they have done it for over a decade and I am trying to learn from them. My team and I are really big on doing what we believe in, but my coach watches them and sees what he thinks they do best and I can learn from that,” Brooksby added.
On the other hand, the American also opened up about his strategy and game plan on the court and revealed he is growing in confidence.
“I try and play a physical game style and I think the strategies we come up with when we face opponents bring that aspect out,” Brooksby said. “It is something I didn’t have naturally when I was younger. It is something I have worked on a lot. I feel I have a somewhat clear picture on the court that because of how we train, we always have a clear game plan, which helps me see the court really well.”
Jenson Brooksby will take on 88th-ranked Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in the first round of the US Open on Tuesday.