Jenson Brooksby catches Andy Murray’s eye after breakthrough week in Washington

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Jenson Brooksby has earned high praise from former world No.1 Andy Murray after his latest win in Washington.

American Brooksby, 20, has enjoyed a breakthrough week at the Citi Open and his stunning form continued as he eased past wild card  Australian John Millman 6-1, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals.

Appearing in his first ATP 500 event in Washington, Brooksby beat world No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime to record a career-best win in the quarter-finals and backed it up against 11th seed Millman in a comprehensive win completed in just 69 minutes.

“He is going to make you work hard but I know I am physical and I started really strongly in the first set,” Brooksby after his latest win.

“I sort of lost focus at times in the second set but that is part of it. I was still able to stay positive throughout.

“Starting strong is my mentality. It means the preparation up to the match is good. What I need to work on the most is when it gets later on in matches. It was harder today with the heat, but I am in good shape.”

Brooksby is yet to drop a set this week having also defeated former World No. 5 Kevin Anderson and 16th seed Frances Tiafoe in Washington and his performances have caught the eye of two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, who offered up this view of the rising star.

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