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Jenson Brooksby loses just two games in his second-round match at the European Open on Wednesday against Botic van de Zandschulp.

Brilliant Brooksby Bounces Botic In Antwerp

#NextGenATP American has not lost a set in qualifying or the main draw

US Open quarter-finalist Botic van de Zandschulp has been playing the best tennis of his career in recent months, but he was unable to solve the Jenson Brooksby puzzle on Wednesday in Antwerp.

Brooksby played vexing tennis to cruise past the Dutchman 6-2, 6-0 and move into the quarter-finals of the European Open. The #NextGenATP American will next play Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

"It's never as easy as the score looks sometimes, but I thought I started out [well], I just felt strong today," Brooksby said in his on-court interview. "I just didn't let up my focus at all and I think that showed."

The qualifier, who has not been extended past 6-4 in a set in his four qualifying and main draw matches at the ATP 250, methodically dissected van de Zandschulp's game. He broke his opponent's serve five times and saved the only break point he faced to advance after 63 minutes.

"I'm just trying to take it one day at a time," Brooksby said. "[I want to] enjoy the last few tournaments the rest of the season and then just have a fun offseason getting ready for a big next year, hopefully."

Brooksby made few mistakes in the match, and even when van de Zandschulp hit impressive shots that would have ended the point against many players, the American found a way to redirect the ball into an uncomfortable position.

The #NextGenATP star is fifth in the ATP Race To Milan, making him next in line to qualify for the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals

His next opponent, Davidovich Fokina, beat third seed Cristian Garin 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 after one hour and 55 minutes. The Spaniard is into his first quarter-final since Roland Garros.

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