It’s another day at the US Open- hence another chance to make some money! Before we reveal Sunday’s picks, let’s revisit yesterday to check out how we fared.
Juan Martin del Potro (with odds of 1.85 on the major betting sites!) delivered big time, dismissing Roberto Bautista-Agut, who for whatever reason was made the slight favourite for that match, in straight sets. CoCo Vandeweghe also came to the party, the American justifying our faith in her with a fine three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska. CoCo was offered at 1.85.
Just like we predicted, Elina Svitolina and Shelby Rogers combined for over 19 games, with Svitolina winning 6-4 7-5. With odds bulging at 2.00, we simply could not resist that offer, and it paid off!
We thought David Goffin vs. Gael Monfils would be a long physical battle, hence, we expected the match to yield more than 38 games. Unfortunately, Monfils could not complete the match as he retired injured midway through the second set. That doesn’t count as a loss for us, of course, as it was marked as ‘void’.
The one big disappointment was French Open champion, Jelena Ostapenko, who committed a multitude of unforced errors to lose to Daria Kasatkina. We had thought Ostapenko’s Grand Slam form would give her the edge over her fellow youngster, but the Latvian totally failed to deliver, and couldn’t even offer a decent handshake to her opponent after disappointing everybody!
Three out of four (Monfils-Goffin was ‘voided’) isn’t a bad percentage, but it obviously isn’t good enough. Let’s give it another shot today.
Petra Kvitova vs Garbine Muguruza (Three sets at 2.40 on bet9ja as at the time of writing)
Two WTA heavyweights collide as two-time Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova and two-time Grand Slam champion, Garbine Muguruza battle for a quarter final ticket at the US Open on Sunday. Both women are in great form, having advanced to the fourth round without dropping a set. Kvitova has the advantage on head-to-head, winning two of their three previous matches, but Muguruza is on an amazing eight-match winning streak- something will have to give on Sunday. Two of their three career meetings have gone three sets, we think this one will also go the distance.
Julia Goerges vs Sloane Stephens (Three sets at 2.30)
Another battle between two women in great form. Julia Goerges has been superb in the last couple of months, reaching finals in Mallorca, Bucharest and Washington. She has brought that form into the US Open, flying through the first three rounds without dropping a set. However, she crashes into a resurgent Sloane Stephens on Sunday. Stephens missed almost a year due to injury, and only returned to action in July, but the former world number 11 has been bang in form over the last month, making semi-finals in Toronto and Cincinnati, and backing it up with a run to the fourth round of the US Open.
Stephens has been victorious in four of her five previous encounters with Goerges, and is probably the favourite to take this one, but we like what we have seen of Goerges in recent times, and the hard-hitting German is good enough to drag this to three sets.
Sam Querrey vs Mischa Zverev (Over 40.5 games at 1.88)
Breaks of serve will be at a premium when Sam Querrey and Mischa Zverev meet for the first time in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. We think ‘holds’ will be the order of the day, and we also do not think this will end in straight sets. Hence, they should comfortably go over 40 games.
Denis Shapovalov vs Pablo Carreno-Busta (Carreno-Busta to win at 1.96 on bet9ja)
We have all been impressed by Denis Shapovalov over the last couple of weeks as the Canadian teenager finally comes of age- remember, he beat Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro in Montreal, and has already taken out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in New York. He has got a great chance against twelfth seed, Pablo Carreno-Busta, but with Carreno-Busta offered at 1.96, there is no way we are letting that go. The Spaniard has not had a great few weeks, true, but that may be attributed to the injury he picked up at Roland Garros. He has looked good so far at the US Open, coming through three rounds without dropping a set. Carreno-Busta at 1.96 to end Shapovalov’s fine run is very generous- it is well worth the gamble!
Lucas Pouille vs Diego Schwartzman (Over 38.5 games at 1.85)
Our final pick for the day is an intriguing men’s fourth round clash, as Lucas Pouille and Diego Schwartzman look to take advantage of a disintegrating bottom half. This should be another hard-fought slug, and should yield more than 38 games.
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Have a great day, see you tomorrow!