16 Facts About Brandon Nakashima

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Brandon Nakashima was born on August 3,2001 and is an American professional tennis player.

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Brandon Nakashima has been ranked as high as world No 43 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, which he achieved on 17 October 2022.

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Brandon Nakashima reached a career-high doubles ranking of No 347 in June 2022.

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4.

Brandon Nakashima graduated from high school, High Bluff Academy in San Diego, a semester early, before enrolling at the University of Virginia in January 2019 at the age of 17.

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5.

In February 2020, Brandon Nakashima received a wildcard into the Delray Beach Open, where he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Jiri Vesely and Cameron Norrie before falling to Yoshihito Nishioka.

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Later in the year at the US Open, Brandon Nakashima defeated Paolo Lorenzi before being beaten by 5th seed and eventual runner-up, Alexander Zverev.

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7.

Brandon Nakashima lost in the first round to compatriot and 31st seed, Taylor Fritz.

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8.

Brandon Nakashima reached his first final in Los Cabos, where after beating JJ Wolf, 4th seed Sam Querrey, 5th seed Jordan Thompson, and 2nd seed John Isner, he lost to 1st seed Cameron Norrie in the final.

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From this run, the 19-year-old Brandon Nakashima became the youngest American to reach an ATP final since a then 18-year-old Taylor Fritz got to the final of the Memphis Open in 2016.

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10.

Week later in Atlanta, Brandon Nakashima reached his second final in as many weeks but lost to 6th seed John Isner in the championship match.

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11.

Brandon Nakashima ended the year at a career-high of No 62 and was nominated ATP Newcomer of the Year.

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12.

At the 2022 French Open, Brandon Nakashima reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time, where he lost to 3rd seed Alexander Zverev.

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13.

Brandon Nakashima lost a tight five-set contest to eventual runner-up Nick Kyrgios.

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14.

Brandon Nakashima made his World TeamTennis debut in 2020 with the Chicago Smash for their inaugural season.

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15.

Brandon Nakashima excelled in singles play for the Smash and paired up with Rajeev Ram throughout the season in men's doubles to help Chicago earn a No 2 seed in WTT Playoffs.

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16.

Brandon Nakashima's father is a Japanese American born in California, while his mother was born in Vietnam and moved to California at age 5.

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