ATP Tennis Best Selections For US Open Day 8

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Sunday, September 4, 2016 3:42 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the ATP US Open. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 8 and why you should place these two valuable tennis picks.

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Dominic Thiem (8) vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (WC)
Even though the last weeks haven't been easy for Dominic Thiem with several physical issues, the Austrian is already in the fourth round of this event for the second time in his career. Despite his recent improvements, Dominic keeps struggling to perform at a consistent level and after needing five sets on his debut against John Millman, the Austrian ended his third round match against Pablo Carreno Busta with 47 winners / 49 unforced errors.

After winning the silver medal in Rio de Janeiro, Del Potro is back to the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time since Wimbledon 2013. The Argentinean reaches this stage of the competition after a superb victory over David Ferrer by 7 – 6 6 – 2 6 – 3, in a match where he matched the expectations by covering our spread. Even though he was facing a remarkable competitor as Ferrer, Del Potro ended the match with 37 winners / 34 unforced errors, winning also 75.00% of the points played at the net.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Del Potro winning their previous encounter earlier this year in Madrid by 7 – 6 6 – 3.

Thiem is still far from his best and even though he can never be underestimated, Del Potro should be too strong for the Austrian. Due to Dominic's difficulty to maintain a consistent level, we expect Juan to win at least one set by a big margin and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to add his spread to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Juan Martin Del Potro -4 (-118)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Illya Marchenko vs. Stan Wawrinka (3)
After winning only five matches throughout his career on Grand Slam events before this US Open, Illya Marchenko already achieved a memorable result by reaching the fourth round. Adding to this, Marchenko also guaranteed his best career ranking and secured a place in the top 50 for the first time. After starting his campaign with two good victories over Ivan Dodig and Damir Dzumhur, Illya saw Nick Kyrgios retiring from their 3rd round contest due to a hip injury.

After two straight sets victories over Fernando Verdasco and Alessandro Giannessi, Stan Wawrinka was very close from elimination on the previous round against Daniel Evans, with the Suisse emerging victorious by 4 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 7 7 – 6 6 – 2 after saving one match point on the fourth set. Even though Stan was far from consistent throughout the match, it was great to see the Swiss raising his level under pressure. Known for performing at his best on Grand Slam events, this epic victory will certainly help his confidence for the following matches, with Stan currently priced as one of the main favorites to reach the semifinals on the third quarter, along with Juan Martin Del Potro.

These two players will face each other for the second time on their careers, with Stan leading on the h2h by 1 – 0 after winning their previous encounter in Indian Wells this year by 6 – 3 6 – 2.

After that five sets battle, we expect Wawrinka to present himself at a much better level on this event and even though Marchenko's competitive game style, Stan is just at a much higher level and for that reason, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Wawrinka's betting odds by placing a bet on his spread.

Free Tennis Pick: Stan Wawrinka -7.5 (+103)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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