Two players ranked in their 140s, Jenson Brooksby and Evgeny Donskoy will be facing off in the first round of the 2021 Newport Open on Monday, July 12. Get the live streaming options of this Jenson Brooksby v Evgeny Donskoy match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Jenson Brooksby v Evgeny Donskoy Head to Head
No previous matches have been played between Brooksby and Donskoy before this.
Brooksby Returning after a Month Hiatus
In 2019, Brooksby had three Futures titles to his name – his first set of titles at any level of competitive tennis. Then followed a horrendous 2020 in which the pandemic combined with various injuries meant he did not play a single match – in fact Brooksby began training only towards the end of the season.
This year, Brooksby has already won three Challenger titles, and with a 19-2 record on the Challenger circuit he has definitely raised a few eyebrows.
The good news for the American is his titles have come in three different conditions; indoor hard court, outdoor hard court and clay and that also helped him qualify for the French Open – just his third main draw appearance at a Grand Slam.
An injury at Orlando Challenger cut short another run through to the final but he is back now playing what will be his first ever match on grass at any level in any round. Can he show his might there too?
Donskoy’s Struggles Real This Season
Other than the semifinal he made at the Biella Challenger in late February, Donskoy’s only time at winning back to back matches this season came recently in Nottingham in another Challenger on grass.
At the highest level, however, Donskoy has featured in seven tournaments and won no main draw matches. In fact his struggles have been so bad he has failed to qualify for the main draw of any of those matches.
The 31-year-old Russian had an equally poor previous season where the former world number 65 piled on the losses everywhere, winning just one main draw match in any ATP competition.
With the kind of opponent he is up against, it looks highly unlikely, Donskoy’s job is going to get any easier here.
Brooksby v Donskoy Prediction and Tip
This looks like a match between a supremely confident player but one returning from an injury and a player who is struggling to carve out his next win. Have to go with the former.