Novak Djokovic is the best male tennis player in the world. He defeated Jenson Brooksby 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 16 at the US Open, which proved the reason again.
But surprisingly, Djokovic lost his first game to Brooksby. The crowd was pleasantly surprised because they gathered around Brooksby early. Djokovic was not satisfied with this:
But Djokovic was him, he came back and won the next three sets. Even more surprising is that Djokovic was able to let the audience work in his favor at the end of the night.
After beating Brooksby, Djokovic also received rounds of applause.
In the past, Djokovic was not loved by people in Flushing Meadows. In fact, after the first round, Djokovic did not celebrate because he thought the audience was booing him. Of course, on Monday, you can attribute it to the majority of attendees who supported Brooksby, the American.
After the game, Djokovic only said some positive words to Brooksby.
Djokovic said: “He has a good shooting disguise and is very talented… He is only 20 years old, so he still has a lot of time.”
Now Djokovic will face sixth-ranked Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals on Wednesday as he will pursue a record 21st Grand Slam title.