TennisSection previews the 2021 Antwerp Open as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina meets Jenson Brooksby in the Quarter-Finals on Friday October 22nd, 2021.
An entertaining Quarter-Final is expected here at the 2021 Antwerp Open as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will play against Jenson Brooksby. Both men are exciting young talents, with Davidovich Fokina having a disappointing year so far and Brooksby is enjoying a breakout season. Can the American continue his excellent 2021 season by reaching the Semi-Finals here? Or will the Spaniard rediscover some of his top form and move on here in Antwerp?
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is unseeded here at the 2021 Antwerp Open and is currently ranked #44 on the ATP Tour. The young Spaniard is a hugely exciting player with every shot in the book, but he has been struggling lately and will be very eager to get his season back on track with a deep run here in Antwerp. He started strongly with a comprehensive straight-sets win over Jordan Thompson before a three set upset over third-seeded Chilean Cristian Garin, impressively coming from a set down to get the win. That will have done the world of good for his confidence, and he is looking more and more dangerous as the tournament goes on. He is up against it here against Jenson Brooksby, who is having a breakthrough season and has been in superb form lately. Can he continue his good form and get past the American here?
Jenson Brooksby is currently ranked #70 on the ATP Tour and came through the Qualifying Rounds here at the 2021 Antwerp Open. After cruising through the Qualis without dropping a set, he has been simply dominant, defeating Reilly Opelka and Botic van de Zandschulp in straight sets. His win over van de Zandschulp was particularly impressive, dropping only two games to the US Open Quarter-Finalist in a breathtaking display. He has been crushing the balls from both wings and seemingly cannot miss, oozing confidence as he goes along. While he is lower ranked than his next opponent Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, in this sort of form it is hard to call him the underdog and he has a very real chance of winning here.
This will be the first meeting between the two players on the ATP Tour, and I am expecting a cracker of a match. Both men play a very exciting brand of tennis, and are two of the best youngsters on the circuit. While Alejandro Davidovich Fokina has been in poor form lately his experience cannot be discounted, and he is capable of some world-class tennis. Jenson Brooksby has simply been a revelation on the tour this year, and is playing with the maturity and confidence of a top player. I think that this will go down to the wire, and I am backing the American to win here. He has been so dominant so far here, winning all of his matches in convincing fashion and it is difficult to see any other result other than a win for him here, as he advances to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Antwerp Open.
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