Sebastian Korda moves on at Washington while Jenson Brooksby crashes out

A couple of next-gen American were in action early at the Citi Open in Washington and while Sebastian Korda moved on, Jenson Brooksby crashed out.

Brooksby played in the Atlanta Open final losing to Alex de Minaur in the final. The American did not recover properly in time and he produced very flat tennis in his clash against Yoshihito Nishioka. The Japanese player can play well and the lefty forehand can be dangerous but Brooks by should have won this match.

He lost 6-4 6-3 in a very strange match. He had plenty of chances and broke Nishioka twice but failed to keep his serve mostly due to his inability to win a 2nd serve rally. If he missed his first serve, it was pretty much certain that Nishioka was winning the point. Brooksby simply never found a very good rhythm and he sprayed too many errors.

His compatriot Sebastian Korda did much better as the American shook off a terrible result in Atlanta with a very solid win. Ivashka is a tricky player and one that does really well on North American hard courts. He was fairly solid today as well but Korda was just slightly better. The final score was 6-4 7-6(5) as we saw the best of Korda.

He served well and that allowed him to finish off points rather quickly. That's his prefered style of play and Ivashka was unable to produce a good counter. The Belarussian had moments in this match but each key rally was won by Korda.

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