Jenson Brooksby said that he definitely noticed that Borna Coric got frustrated during the match and added that this was his chance to try and take down the opponent. On Thursday, Brooksby defeated Coric 6-4 7-6 (10) 6-1 in the second round of the US Open.
Brooksby got under Coric’s skin as the Croatian made it very clear how he felt about the American’s actions. “Every point, literally. He is bothering me a lot. I make the mistake so easily and he says ‘Come on!’ I understand, I like the fight, I respect it, but it’s a bit too much.
Every f——point,» Coric was heard telling the chair umpire.
Brooksby: It’s good to see your opponent frustrated.
«I definitely figured that out,» Brooksby said, according to TennisBuzz. “It gives you confidence to be able to try to handle those moments better than the other opponents.
Only things I can focus on under my control. That’s definitely a time if the opponent is frustrated, I can see this is the time to stay focused and stay on him and try to take him down. Whoever it is or whatever situation it is, it’s always good to see.
Yes, the conditions, for sure it was a bit windy today. it wasn’t the best. But for my part, I think I handled it well.» After losing the first set, Coric had two consecutive set points on Brooksby’s serve in game 12 of the second set, but did not convert.
Then, in the tie break, Coric won five more sets. After saving seven set points, Brooksby secured his first set point and found himself up two sets. There was no turning back for Coric after that, as Brooksby rallied through the third set to complete a three-set victory.
Brooksby now has an extremely tough third round meeting. Next up will be third-seeded Carlos Alcaraz, considered one of the favorites for the title.