TennisSection previews the 2021 Washington Open as Kevin Anderson takes on Jenson Brooksby in the Round of 64 on Monday, August 2nd, 2021.
Will Jenson Brooksby manage to pull off the upset and move on? Will Kevin Anderson continue his good form? Monday’s match will make for an interesting one, as we have the two Newport Open finalists going head to head once again. Who will move on to the Round of 32 at the 2021 Washington Open?
Jenson Brooksby is coming into this match with a chance to win, considering the Newport final wasn’t that one-sided and this match isn’t on grass. Being only 20 years old, he’s one of America’s next-gen hopes, and he’ll try to upset Anderson on Monday to go through. He can do it, with his home crowd behind him, he’ll have to hope that Anderson’s serve isn’t as good as it normally is, and it did falter against Kyrgios just a few days earlier. So it’s totally possible, it’s also true though, that Kyriog is much better than Brooksby, and perhaps any weaknesses in the serve were simply exposed by him. It’ll be a tough one for him nonetheless.
Kevin Anderson just won a tournament a couple of weeks ago against this same man, Jenson Brooksby. It was on grass, and he showed a serving clinic the whole time, if he can do that again, I think he can get through this match for sure and move on. As for future matches in the tournament, it will be tough as he’s gotten older and slower. However, Kevin has always done well during the U.S hard court swing, and I expect him to do pretty well for what his current level is right now, let’s see if he can show us that good level of play we know he has.
Kevin Anderson and Jenson Brooksby have met once before, with Kevin Anderson leading the head to head 1-0. While Jenson Brooksby does have a chance to win, it’s still rather slim, especially considering that he got his serve broken by Anderson on a grass court, we know Kevin will most likely bring very solid service numbers, so it’ll be up to Brooksby to stay with him on serve and to see if he can pull through in the tiebreakers. If he get’s any second serves, he should do more than simply put them back in play, because if Anderson will serve like he has been, then that won’t be doing him any good. Let’s see who will move on to the Round of 32 at the 2021 Washington Open.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Kevin Anderson to win.
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