Anderson vs Brooksby: will the South African win again?
Recently Kevin Anderson defeated Jenson Brooksby at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport. Can the American get revenge in Washington? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Two weeks ago, Kevin Anderson won the competition in Newport. In the final, he defeated his today's opponent Jenson Brooksby (7-6, 6-4). The South African also outplayed such tennis players as Ilya Marchenko, Sebastian Ofner, Alexander Bublik, and Jack Sock earlier in the tournament.
Kevin has not yet shown his best game on hard this season. On this surface, he played only six matches, only two of which he won. In the last fight, Anderson lost to Nick Kyrgios (6-7, 3-6).
Brooksby has been showing great promise for a long time. This season, the American won challengers in Potchefstroom, Tallahassee, and Orlando. He also played in the final of the tournament in Newport. All these successful performances allowed Jenson to rise to 130th place in the ATP ranking.
Last week, Brooksby played at the Lexington Challenger. There he managed to pass two rounds, beating Draxl (6-3, 6-3) and Blanch (6-7, 6-5) шт ыекфшпре ыуеы. But in the quarterfinals, Jenson lost to Thanasi Kokkinakis (2-6, 6-2, 4-6).
Brooksby has played the minimum number of sets in 5 of his last 6 matches.
In 3 of Anderson's last 4 matches, at least 13 games have been played in the first set.
Recently Anderson defeated Brooksby on grass. We don't think that something will be significantly different on hard. Brooksby didn't impress us much in Lexington, and if he keeps playing the same way, he will have no chance. Probably the South African will be able to win on experience.
Our prediction - Anderson to win.
In the previous head-to-head match, the athletes played 23 games. But we don't think that this match will be a long one. Most of Brooksby's recent matches have ended in two sets, so we suggest playing the total under.
Second prediction - total under 23.5 games.