Who To Take In US Open Quarterfinals
US Open Quarterfinals Match Odds Preview
By Angelo Montilla
If there were any doubts about Novak Djokovic being rusty after only playing six games in the last two rounds at the U.S. Open, the world No. 1 put an end those concerns in advancing to the quarterfinals.
Djokovic, who saw his opponents retire early in the last two rounds, made easy work of British challenger Kyle Edmond to secure his place in the final eight at Flushing Meadows.
The road will get a little tougher for Djokovic, who will take on ninth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The 29-year-old Serb enters the highly anticipated match as the favorite according to online sportsbook Bovada, which has a -800 line set that Djokovic will defeat Tsonga.
The defending U.S. Open champion is also a -110 favorite to advance in straight sets, however that is an unlikely scenario against an opponent like Tsonga.
Despite never having advanced past the quarter-final stage at Flushing Meadows, expect Tsonga to give Djokovic everything he can handle in a match that is expected to go the distance. If you’re feeling lucky, Bovada has a +1200 line that Tsonga stun Djokovic in a five-set thriller.
It’s better to be safe in this match though. Djokovic is No. 1 in the world for a reason and he’ll once again show you why in the quarterfinal.
Pick Djokovic -800
No. 2-seeded Andy Murray — fresh off an Olympic gold medal victory — will take on sixth-ranked Kei Nishikori in their quarterfinal matchup. Murray, who also won Wimbledon this summer, is an even favorite to walk away with a straight-sets victory over Nishikori. While Murray will certainly be tested in this match, the Scotsman should advance to the final four in the end.
The Stan Wawrinka-Juan Martin Del Potro quarterfinal clash has the makings of what could be an epic match. Despite being ranked third, Wawrinka is actually the underdog in this one at +130 according to Bovada oddsmakers. Del Potro at -155 will need five sets to take down Wawrinka but expect the Spaniard to advance to the semifinals.
In other men’s singles action, another pair of Frenchman — ninth-seeded Gael Monfils and 24th-ranked Lucas Pouille — will square off in a quarterfinal match. Pouille is riding high after knocking out world No. 4 Rafael Nadal, but Monfils is the -600 favorite according to Bovada oddsmakers. However, don’t write off Pouille, who has proven he can compete with the best in the world. Bovada has a +1050 line set that Pouille will squeak out the victory in five sets — a bet definitely worth considering.
Serena Williams moved one step closer to winning her seventh title at Flushing Meadows. The 22-time Grand Slam champion will take on Simona Halep in the quarterfinals. Williams is the -375 favorite according to Bovada, while Halep is a +290 underdog to knock off the American. Williams is showing no signs of slowing down and should have little problems getting past Halep in their quarterfinal match.
Pick Williams -375
No. 2-seeded Angelique Kerber will have her hands full with ninth-ranked Italian Roberta Vinci in another quarterfinal. Kerber enters the matchup as the -750 favorite having yet to drop a single match in the tournament so far. That will change against Vinci — the 2015 women’s singles finalist at Flushing Meadows — who at +500 is a great bargain bet. Watch for Vinci to pull off the upset as she looks to get back to the U.S. Open final.
Pick Vinci +500
Caroline Wozniaki is turning back time at Flushing Meadows. The former world No. 1 and two-time U.S. Open champion will face Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals. Both players are unranked, but Bovada has Wozniaki as the -300 favorite to take the victory. Look for the Danish 26-year-old to continue her run for a third U.S. Open title with a win over Sevastov.
Pick Wozniak -300
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