A couple of Americans battled it out in Cincinnati and in-form Tommy Paul proved better than Jenson Brooksby 6-3 6-2.
Tommy Paul picked up some impressive wins in Montreal last week, particularly after pulling out a huge win against Carlos Alcaraz. He lsot to Dan Evans evetnually but that confidence and strong play translated to Cincinnati as he smashed Brooksby.
It was a simple match for Paul as he opted for his signature aggressive style. Pwerful serves, hard groundstrokes and bold returns were more than enough to give Broosby way more than he can handle. The first set was quite a miseed opportunity from Brooksby as Paul hit less than 50 % of his first serves. He was still able to control the rallies and win the opening set 6-3.
Brooksby struggled with keeping the ball in play and he could not create any sort of pressure on Paul who was ready for everything. That trend continued in the second set as well although the younger American held on for a while.
Eventually, Paul did get a couple of break points and he took a double break lead before finishing it off 6-2. Despite hitting his first serve at about a 50 % rate Paul dropped only three points behind the first serve and that was just a huge missed opportunity for Brooksby.