Newport, Nadal, Suspended: Everything you always wanted to know about Jenson Brooksby (but never had time to find out) – updated after suspension

Some questions about young American Jenson Brooksby, who emerged as one of tennis’ #NextGen stars in 2021.

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Why has Jenson Brooksby been suspended?

Jenson Brooksby has been accused of missing three doping tests in a 12-month period. As per the rules, players can be suspended if they have three “whereabout failures” within a 12-month period. Players have to notify the tennis officials about where they would be for a one-hour period on every day through the year as part of the whereabouts rule.

However, Brooksby insists that that on one of the occasions, he was at the designated place where he was supposed to be for the doping test and intends to clear his name during the arbitration process.

Who is Jenson Brooksby?

Jenson Brooksby is an American professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour.

When was Jenson Brooksby born?

Jenson Brooksby was born on October 26, 2000. He is currently 22 years old as of July 2023.

What nationality is Brooksby?

Brooksby is from the United States. He was born in Sacramento, California and now resides in Carmichael, California.

How tall is he?

According to the official ATP Tour website, Brooksby is 6 ft., 4 in. tall (193 cm).

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When did Jenson Brooksby start playing tennis?

Brooksby started playing tennis at the age of four. His junior career was highlighted by the 2018 Easter Bowl title, which earned him a wild card into the US Open. Brooksby signed with Baylor University but missed his freshman season due to injury and then turned pro.

Who is his coach?

Since he was seven years old, Brooksby was coached by Joseph Gilbert, the founder and owner of JMG Tennis Academy in Sacramento, California. Gilbert has twice been named Team USA Developmental Coach of the Year by the USTA. He has also worked with Collin Altamirano and WTA player Katie Voylnets.

“He knows me as a person and has guided me from when I was seven years old,” Brooksby said in an interview with the ATP Tour. “My parents actually used to have lessons with him long before me. He used to only coach adults, but my mom and dad asked him if he would try teaching me. He said ‘yes,’ and here we are 13 years later. I think it’s a cool story that I’ve been with him for so long.”

The pair split in early 2023.

What is his best tournament so far?

Brooksby’s best result on the main tour is a runner-up performance in Newport, which he achieved in July of 2021. He lost to two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson in the title match.

He also reached the finals of the Dallas Open and Atlanta Open in 2022.

What is his highest ATP ranking?

Brooksby peaked at No 33 in the ATP rankings in June 2022. You can find his current ranking and rankings history on his ATP Tour profile page.

Who is Brooksby’s tennis idol?

Brooksby continues to look up to Rafael Nadal.

“His mentality and consistency is just so amazing for me to see,” the youngster said of Nadal. “And how he’s done that for so long. I love the intensity and discipline he brings every time.”

Brooksby added, however, that if he could steal one shot from any player it would be Novak Djokovic’s return of serve.

What is his best result in a Grand Slam?

Brooksby’s best performance at a Major came at the 2021 US Open where he reached the fourth round.

Aged 20, he became the youngest American to reach the US Open fourth round since a then 20-year-old Andy Roddick did the same in 2022. Brooksby finally went down to world No 1 Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Is Jenson Brooksby active on social media?

Brooksby has more than 38,000 followers on Instagram and more than 11,000 followers on Facebook.

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