September 05, 2021 6:37 PM
Last modified date: September 06, 2021 9:01 AM
Adam Evans

2021 US Open Round of 16 – Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby taking place? Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby on and what time does it start? Tuesday 7th September, 2021 – not before 00:00 (UK)

What surface is Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby being played on? Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby will take place on an outdoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby

What channel is Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby on in the UK? Amazon have exclusive rights to show the 2021 US Open in the UK so it is worth checking the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs for Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby

Where can I stream Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby in the UK? Amazon Prime subscribers may be able to stream Novak Djokovic vs Jenson Brooksby live via their platform

THE LOWDOWN

World number one Novak Djokovic was in a game with Kei Nishikori in the third round of the US Open on Saturday, losing the opening set to the Japanese before winning in four. The 34-year-old has been fairly under par by his loftiest of standards with the pressure mounting in his quest for a second calendar slam having won this season’s Australian Open, Roland-Garros and Wimbledon titles already. Djokovic is a three-time former champion here, last winning the US Open in 2018. World number 99 Jenson Brooksby is set to shoot up the ATP rankings no matter the outcome of this round of 16 match after the American took out the 21st seed Aslan Karatsev on Saturday. The 20-year-old finished runner-up to Kevin Anderson at the Hall of Fame Open in July and made the semi-finals at the Washington Open last month.

THE PREDICTION

If world number one Novak Djokovic has already had enough with playing the villain of the piece at this US Open he will have to grow an even thicker skin against America’s newest star Jenson Brooksby. The 20-year-old possesses a vastly exciting and varied game that he used to great effect against 21st-seed Aslan Karatsev on Saturday night, taking out the Russian in five sets. Brooskby played one of the matches of the tournament against Taylor Fritz the round prior and the level he has displayed so far, along with the full backing of what should be a partisan crowd on Sunday, should see him snatch at least a set here. 34-year-old Djokovic’s boundless energy is likely waning slightly by this stage of the season after such a draining year on tour, full of success. He is still the overwhelming favourite for this match and the title but take both players to win a set here in a win for the Serb.

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