It’s Day 2 of the 2017 US Open as the big guns in the top halves of the men’s and women’s draws play their first round matches today.
We have picked out five possibilities which we think are worth taking a punt on! Again, today, we are staying with the over/under odds on Merrybet.
Roger Federer vs Frances Tiafoe (Over 28.5 games at 1.70)
Like I said yesterday, Roger Federer is my favourite for the US Open but this is a tricky first round fixture for the great man, particularly if his troublesome back is not quite right. Tiafoe is a confident, powerful and athletic American, and I expect him to stretch the Swiss- to win 11 games at least! Federer will win this one, but he will be made to work very hard.
David Goffin vs Julien Benneteau (Over 36.5 games at 1.90)
Goffin has not quite been up to the races since returning from an ankle problem, losing early in the key warm up events in Montreal and Cincinnati. There is a feeling that the Belgian is there for the taking. I do not see this ending in straight sets, meaning the 36.5 mark set on Merrybet should be surpassed.
Angelique Kerber vs Naomi Osaka (Over 20.5 games at 1.85)
Another high seed on upset alert, the powerful Osaka will cause Kerber plenty of trouble, and I won’t be surprised if the Japanese takes out the defending champion!
Coco Vandeweghe vs Alison Riske (Over 19.5 games at 1.65)
Vandeweghe has the power, Riske has the consistency. For me, this is going over 19 games.
Tomas Berdych vs Ryan Harrison (Over 36.5 games at 1.85)
I don’t think Berdych will win this in three, which makes over 36 games a real possibility. Well worth a gamble!
There is a whole lot more of course! All you need to do is go to merrybet.com click the Tennis section on the sports menu on the left, click on ‘US Open New York’ under ATP or WTA as appropriate, and you will see the long list of matches and possibilities!
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Have a great day, see you tomorrow!