How To Bet ATP US Open Semi-Finals - Best Plays & Free Tennis Picks

Stan Wawrinka at a tennis match pointing at the air

Friday, September 9, 2016 1:33 PM GMT

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

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Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Gael Monfils (10)
Novak Djokovic's odd campaign in Flushing Meadows continues, with the Serbian reaching this stage of the competition after one walkover and two retirements. Despite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's retirement on the previous round, the French didn't show any major limitations on the first two sets however, Djokovic performed at an outstanding level with 18 winners and only 12 unforced errors. The defending champion is now just one win away from reaching his 7th career final in New York, with the Serbian holding an outstanding 62 – 9 record in Flushing Meadows.

After a disappointing loss two years ago at the US Open quarterfinals against Roger Federer, with Gael Monfils unable to convert two match points, the French is finally back to the semifinals of a Grand Slam event, eight years after his last appearance. It has been a great tournament for Gael, with the world no.12 reaching this stage of the competition without dropping a single set. Looking now to Monfils' numbers on his previous round against Lucas Pouille, the highlight clearly goes to his baseline consistency with 35 winners / 12 unforced errors.

This will be the 14th career meeting between these two players, with Djokovic winning all their previous 13 encounters.

Despite Djokovic's dominance on the h2h, Monfils is playing at a superb level and for that reason, this won't be an easy match for the Serbian. However, Gael is known for playing too passive when facing the top players, which makes it hard for us to trust on him to win one set. On the other hand, Monfils should keep the score very close in each set and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to add Gael's spread to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Gael Monfils +6.5 (+102)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Stan Wawrinka (3) vs. Kei Nishikori (6)
With an unexpected five sets victory over the main favorite on the bottom half of the draw – Andy Murray – Kei Nishikori returns to the US Open semifinals after a disappointing first round loss in 2015. Known for his remarkable shot making skills, the 2014 US Open runner-up ended the match against Murray with amazing numbers – 48 winners / 60 unforced errors and 69.23% points won at the net, which are outstanding stats against such a great defender as the British.

After failing to secure a place in the US Open final on his previous two semifinal appearances – 2013 and 2015 – Stan Wawrinka is once again just one win away from reaching the decisive match in New York. Despite being far from impressive on the first rounds, Wawrinka brought his a-game to the match against Juan Martin Del Potro, dismissing the 2009 US Open champion by 7 – 6 4 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 2.

These two players will face each other for the 6th time on their careers, with Wawrinka leading on the h2h by 3 – 2.

This should be a very interesting contest between two outstanding shot makers. Despite Wawrinka's lead on the h2h, it was Nishikori who won their previous encounter a few weeks ago in Toronto; however, Stan is known for playing his best tennis on Grand Slam events and for that reason, we expect a much better performance from the Swiss. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Wawrinka's betting odds, in a match where he's clearly the highest value play.

Free Tennis Pick: Stan Wawrinka ML (+120)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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