Kevin Anderson claims first title in over two years at Newport, defeating American Jenson Brooksby
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson claimed his first title in over two years on Sunday, defeating American Jenson Brooksby to become the third-oldest champion in Hall of Fame Open history.
- What happened: South Africa’s Kevin Anderson won the Hall of Fame Open title in Newport, Rhode Island, defeating 20-year-old American Jenson Brooksby in the final, 7-6(8), 6-4.
- Key stat: Anderson logs five consecutive wins for the first time since winning the Vienna title in 2018.
- Aces galore: Anderson fired 16 aces past Brooksby and won 44 of 54 first-serve points, saving all three break points he faced.
- Lucky #7: Anderson wins his seventh ATP title, improving to 7-13 lifetime in ATP finals.
- Age is just a number: 35-year-old Anderson is the third oldest champion in Newport history, behind only Ivo Karlovic, who was 37 in 2016, and Fabrice Santoro, who was 35 in 2008.
- Age is just a number, part two: Brooksby, a Sacramento, California native, is the second youngest finalist in Hall of Fame Open history, behind only Greg Rusedski, who won the title in 1993. He was playing his is fourth ATP-level event.
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