The first tennis player in the world won after two hours and 58 minutes.
The American made two breaks in the first set and took the lead in the match after 29 minutes. After that, Djokovic strengthened, in the next three sets he took the service away from the 20.year.old Brooksby six times and achieved the 25th consecutive victory at this year’s Grand Slam tournaments.
“I didn’t start well, and Jenson was motivated. He had a clear game plan, he performed shots very well. I didn’t have a rhythm, I made a lot of unforced mistakes, and he read the game very well,” said Djokovic.
“During the second set the momentum changed, we played a few long games. I lost the serve, but I managed to return the break in the next game, after I started to hit cleaner. Whenever I needed to, I served well, hit well, but “All in all, it was a physical battle, a lot of exhausting exchanges of blows. Congratulations to him on the game, it was fantastic,” he added.
Djokovic will play against Italian Mateo Beretini in the quarterfinals, in the replay of this year’s Wimbledon final.
Beretini defeated Oscar Ote from Germany in the eighth finals with 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2.
Brooksby played in the round of 16 of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. He is the first American since Andy Roddick in 2002 to reach the eighth finals of the US Open.