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At the Australian Open, Ruud is shocked by Brooksby, who knocks out the second seed

As Brooksby began to feel the pressure, the 24-year-old Ruud saved three match points before winning the third set in a tiebreak.

The American, on the other hand, was able to regain his composure in the fourth and secure the victory. In two previous Grand Slam competitions, Ruud had placed second.

With a 6-3, 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 victory over second seed Casper Ruud on Thursday, American Jenson Brooksby ended the Norwegian’s chances of winning his first Grand Slam title and rising to the top of the world rankings.

After Mackenzie McDonald’s victory over defending champion Rafa Nadal, Brooksby raised the possibility of another major upset by a Californian by breaking serve twice in the second set of the second-round match.

As Brooksby began to feel the pressure, the 24-year-old Ruud saved three match points before winning the third set in a tiebreak.

The American, on the other hand, was able to regain his composure in the fourth and secure the victory. In two previous Grand Slam competitions, Ruud had placed second.

“After the third set battle didn’t go my way,” I stated, “I was really proud of my mental resolve out there to turn it around.”

Last year, I had COVID the day before I was supposed to leave, which was terrible. Nevertheless, I hope that this is only the beginning of many years to come.”

Ruud was much more at ease on the court after the second set’s medical timeout. But he was broken and down 2-0 and 5-2 in the third. In the next game, he saved three match points to force a tiebreak as Brooksby’s clean winners deserted him.

After that missed opportunity, Brooksby appeared mentally and physically exhausted. Hit the reset button and returned from a bathroom break in his best form to win.

Following his five-set victory over Spanish 30th seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Brooksby. Who is making his Australian Open debut this year? After withdrawing in 2022 due to illness, will face fellow Briton Tommy Paul.

“It’s going to be another battle for sure, all the Americans are going really well right now, and we are all pushing each other,” Brooksby asserts.

Midway through the match, Ruud stated that he was experiencing abdominal tension and pain as a result of a long-standing issue that he hoped to resolve soon.

“I got a strain here in the fourth round,” Ruud claims, “is something that has been with me for approximately two years.”

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