How To Bet ATP US Open Day 5 - Best Plays & Free Picks

Marin Cilic celebrating

Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:25 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the ATP US Open Day 5. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

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Jack Sock (26) vs. Marin Cilic (7)
Playing in Flushing Meadows always brings good memories to Marin Cilic, with the 2014 US Open champion playing close to the level presented two years ago. After winning the title in Cincinnati two weeks ago, Cilic is now one of the main contender to win the trophy after the two undeniable favorites – Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Marin reaches this stage of the competition after a superb performance against Sergiy Stakhovsky, dismissing the Ukrainian by 6 – 1 6 – 2 6 – 3.

After starting his campaign with an epic five sets victory over his fellow countryman Taylor Fritz, Jack Sock booked a place in the third round with an easy straight sets triumph against Mischa Zverev. Looking now to Jack's stats against Mischa, one of the highlights goes to his first serve %, with Sock placing 68.75% while his career average is only 56.6%. Sock is looking for his first career appearance on this event's fourth round after losing in the third round in 2012 and 2013.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Sock winning their previous encounter a few weeks ago in the Davis Cup by 4 – 6 3 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 4 6 – 4.

Despite Sock's recent victory, the game conditions in Flushing Meadows are much faster than the ones in Portland, where the Davis Cup tie was played. Besides this, Cilic is also playing at a much higher level and for those reasons, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Cilic's betting odds by placing a bet on his spread.

Free Tennis Pick: Marin Cilic -4 (-114)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Marcos Baghdatis vs. Ryan Harrison (q)
After breaking into the top 50 with only 20 years old, Ryan Harrison was considered one of the most promising young players at the time yet, it hasn't been an easy journey for Harrison with the American currently ranked as world no.120. However, Ryan is clearly returning to his best tennis, with Harrison reaching this stage of the competition after his best career victory against the world no.6 – Milos Raonic – in a match where the Canadian struggled with some physical issues.

Even though Hard Court is considered by Marcos Baghdatis as his favorite surface, the Cypriot never reached the 4th round in Flushing Meadows, which is his worst result among all the Grand Slam events. Despite that poor result, Baghdatis reaches this stage of the competition after two good victories against Facundo Bagnis and Benoit Paire. Looking now to Marcos' numbers on his previous match against Paire, the highlight clearly goes to his return to serve, with the world no.44 winning 41.75% of the points played on Benoit's serve.

This will be the third career meeting between these two players, with Baghdatis winning their first encounter four years ago in Brisbane while Harrison emerged victorious last year in Happy Valley.

A very close contest is expected as the odds suggest, with both players presenting a very solid baseline game. Looking now to their two previous meetings, they always played one tie break which makes us believe that the same should happen here. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to add the Over to your betting picks, in a match where an epic battle might take place.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 39 (-109)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline
Record: 35-17-2 +17.30

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