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Hall of Fame Open | Kevin Anderson vs Jenson Brooksby preview, head-to-head & prediction

The 113th-ranked Kevin Anderson will be up against American and world number 152 Jenson Brooksby in the final of the 2021 Newport Open on Sunday, July 18, 2:30 PM ET. Get the live streaming options of this Kevin Anderson vs Jenson Brooksby match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

Match details
Fixture: (8) Kevin Anderson vs Jenson Brooksby
Date: 18 July 2021
Tournament: Hall of Fame Open 2021
Round: Final
Venue: Newport, United States
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Grass
Prize money: $466,870

This is set to be the first career meeting between Kevin Anderson and Jenson Brooksby, so their current head-to-head stands at a 0-0 deadlock.

Kevin Anderson has been sensational at the Hall of Fame Open thus far. He thrashed top-seeded Alexander Bublik in a hard-fought encounter in the semi-finals. After dropping the first set, Kevin managed to win the second set and the third set to make his way into the finals.

The Hall of Fame Open final looks to be a vastly entertaining encounter between youth and experience as 35-year-old Kevin Anderson takes on 20-year-old Jenson Brooksby. Former world number five Anderson has six ATP titles to his name all won on hard courts but he is an excellent player on grass and his service game could be the most powerful Brooksby has faced yet in his young career. The world number 152 has won three titles on the Challenger circuit this season but a storming run to the final of the Hall of Fame Open on debut is a vastly impressive campaign and makes him one to watch for the future. The crowds will back him well in this, his toughest test yet, and Anderson could get tight in places as a player uncomfortable with playing the villain. Brooksby has consistently proved picks wrong all week, so take the rising star to win at least a set here in a match that looks destined for a decider.

Jenson Brooksby has been sensational thus far. He has not just defeated but also dominated some top-seeded players. However, in the finals, the odds are overwhelmingly in the favor of Kevin Anderson. The South African has experience on his side and he has been able to hold his nerve under pressure in the tournament.