Anderson had US Open goal in mind at Hall of Fame Open: "I knew I had to make the semis to reach the main draw"

Kevin Anderson reached his first ATP final since 2019 as a wildcard at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport.

Anderson will face Next Gen talent, Jenson Brooksby tomorrow evening and there was excite for the former World No.5 after downing Alexander Bublik 4-6, 7-6, 7-5.

“It’s the biggest match of the week, and I’ve worked a long time to be back in a final,” Anderson said as quoted by the ATP website.

“It’s been quite some time for me [since my last final], so it means a lot. I am going to enjoy this win, and I hope to be ready for tomorrow.

US Open aim

But it also didn't only mean a lot in terms of making an ATP final, he has achieved his goal of qualifying for the US Open main draw which he seeked out with the wildcard.

“After Wimbledon I saw that I wasn’t going to be in the main draw [of the US Open], so I emailed the tournament [in Newport] and they were kind enough to give me a wild card.

"I knew I had to make the semis in order to reach the main draw, that was the first step. Now I hope that tomorrow I can go one step further”.

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