US Open quarterfinals preview & prediction:
This year’s US Open is progressing nicely and we’re already at the quarterfinals stage of the grand slam. The 4th round gave us a few upsets as Rafael Nadal fell under the pressure and lost to Loucas Pouille in an epic 5-set tiebreak, Nadal was down 2-1 in sets and it looked like it was over for Rafa but momentum shifted and Rafa took back the 4th set with 6-3, Pouille managed to fight back and won the match at 8-6 in the tiebreak. The highlights of the mens tournament were Djokovic, Murray and Nishikori. All three players put on impressive matches and they all won in straight sets. Andy Murray managed to defeat Grigor Dimitrov while only dropping 5 games in total, Kei Nishikori on the other hand showed that he is more than capable of dealing with niche players such as Ivo Karlovic as he countered Ivo’s serve with superior movement. The womens tournament gave us a few more upsets as Sevastova, Pliskova, Wozniacki and Konjuh managed to defeat some of the top ranked players in the WTA. The most notable match here was when Pliskova recovered a 6-4, 3-1 disadvantage against Venus Williams into a 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 victory. If you followed our tips for round 4 you would’ve hit 3/5 of the unit bets in addition to two upsets in Sevastova and Pouille.
In addition to Venus Williams there was one other player that put on yet again an immensely underwhelming performance, namely: “Stan the man” Wawrinka. Stanislas has shown that he isn’t at his top level which is on par with Djokovic and Murray. Since his second round game versus Giannessi we’ve noticed that he’s struggling with his focus and as a result his forehand is suffering. Wawrinka barely made it through the third round after recovering from match point against Daniel Evans. These issues were yet again showing in the fourth round and Wawrinka dropped match point at straight sets versus Illya Marchenko even if he managed to regain focus in the fourth set which he won with 6-3 following a cheap break this is something which we recommend that you look for in Wawrinka’s upcoming matches. If you see him getting frustrated then back his opponent for the next game. Wawrinka is an aggressive player who uses the court to win advantages so these kind of situations are bound to happen, with this tip you could make quite a bit of money with some smart live betting.
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Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga prediction:
This match will be the first real test of the tournament for Djokovic, who have had a cakewalk so far in the tournament and only played 7 sets in total. Tsonga on the other hand has not had the same luck but he has been quite convincing and only dropped 2 sets in 4 matches. This is a well tested fixture for the two players who’ve faced each other 21 times before. Djokovic has however dominated Tsonga as of late and won 11 out of their 12 latest matches, most of those victories without dropping a single set. The viking’s prediction for this match is an easy victory for Djokovic. Novak showed in his decisive victory that he’s back to his old level and he will be a lot more rested than Tsonga, something which is gigantic advantage in such an intense tournament as the US Open. Our recommendation is that you bet on Djokovic as a banker bet or an odds booster for a bigger coupon. If you’re looking for value then pick Djokovic to win in 3 sets.
Novak Djokovic to win @ 1.15
Novak Djokovic to win @ -750
Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray prediction:
The fixture between Nishikori and Andy is yet another interesting one as it will be the first real test of the tournament for Murray aswell. Nishikori looked fantastic in his game versus Karlovic and managed to overcome Ivo and his impressive serve in 3 sets. Nishikori did however reveal a big weakness in that match as he dropped 4 straight points in the tiebreak after reaching match point at 6-0, if Andy can get Nishikori to drop his focus early then this could very well be a 3-0 Murray game. Not an easy task but Murray who has only dropped one set so far is looking like the best player of the tournament and he’s sure to be confident heading into the match with his recent Olympic gold and Wimbledon title in mind aswell as a 7-1 record over Nishikori. The viking’s prediction for this match is a straight set victory for Murray, simply because he’s looking like the world no.1 at the moment and he has every single advantage over Nishikori that one could have.
Andy Murray to win @ 1.16
Andy Murray to win @ -650
Juan Martin Del Potro vs Stanislas Wawrinka prediction:
Juan Martin Del Potro has had a fantastic tournament so far and is taking this US Open by storm, he hasn’t dropped a single set so far which is something that even Murray or Djokovic haven’t managed. Del Potro who won the Olympic silver when he took on Murray defeated Wawrinka back at Wimbledon in 4 sets and the viking’s prediction for this match is that he will defeat in this match aswell. Del Potro has already won against both David Ferrer and Dominic Thiem, two players that were in this US Open with a shot at the title. In fact Del Potro didn’t drop a single set when doing so. Wawrinka on the other hand has as we mentioned earlier showed signs of weakness in almost every match of the tournament. This is a perfect opportunity to make a lot of money, bet BIG on Del Potro and thank us later on Twitter!
Juan Martin Del Potro to win @ 1.65
Juan Martin Del Potro to win @ -150