The ATP Top 100 two new members will get the chance to keep on climbing the rankings at the US Open. The Jenson Brooksby and Brandon Nakajima are both in the highest rankings of their careers, and they returned to the men's singles as two of the eight wild card beneficiaries in 2021.
Both twenty-two years old players will join with Jack Sock, who is ranked 8 in the world and was reaching his first ATP quarterfinal at the Hall of Fame Open since 2018. The other wild card players are NCAA singles champion Sam Riffice and USTA Boys' 18s national champ Zachary Svajda, 2019 U.S. Open and Australian Open men's singles runner-up Emilio Nava, Ernesto Escobedo, and Max Purcell.
In 2019, Brooksby competed in qualifying to advance the US Open 2nd round, which became one of the main storylines of opening week. He pissed off former world number 4 Tomas Berdych in Round 1 but kept his amateur status to join Baylor in Spring 2020. Although he has never played for the Bears due to a toe injury, Brooksby enjoyed a breakthrough at the professional level in the 2021 season. This year he won three ATP Challenger championships entered the ATP Tour Finals for the first time at the US Open Series Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this summer, and played at the Citi Open in Washington, DC for the semifinals, this was the ATP 500 event.
The nine players were also approved wild cards for the US Open Qualifying event, which will start from 24-27 August 2021 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The list consist of Ulises Blanch, Christian Harrison, Zane Khan, Aleks Kovacevic, Stefan Kozlov, Nicolas Moreno de Alboran, Govind Nanda, Ben Shelton, and Eliot Spizzirri.