Free Tennis Picks: Top Plays For ATP US Open Day 1

Joao Mourato

Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:10 PM UTC

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 6:10 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the ATP US Open tournament. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 1 and why you should place these two valuable tennis picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Andreas Haider-Maurer vs. Evgeny Donskoy

The former world no.47 – Andreas Haider-Maurer – continues his successful comeback after almost two years away from competition due to a right heel injury. Despite long absence, Haider-Maurer is slowly returning to his best level with an apperance in the Meerbusch Challenger final two weeks ago. Even though this is Andrea’s first match on Hard Court since October 2015, the Austrian presents a phenomenal 60.10% ROI throughout his career on this surface. Adding to this, playing in New York brings great memories to Andreas with the 30-year-old reaching the 2nd round in two different occasions.

Known as an exceptional ball striker, Evgeny Donskoy shocked the world with his win over Roger Federer at the Dubai Free Tennis Championships earlier this season. Nevertheless, the following months haven’t been easy for the Russian with Donskoy losing all his seven matches played on the ATP World Tour since then. Despite his unquestionable quality, Evgeny is also famous for his inconsistency and his lack of success on the ATP in recent months is a perfect example of that. On the other hand, there are some concerns regarding Donskoy’s physical condition after his recent retirement from the Jinan Challenger due to illness.

Even though we agree with Donskoy’s favoritism, it’s impossible to find any value on his current tennis betting odds. In addition to Russian’s inconsistency, Haider-Maurer is always a tough opponent. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Andreas to win at least one set on this match as the most valuable play for this encounter. For those who want to take a higher risk, Haider-Maurer’s moneyline is also a great approach as a big underdog on the opening round.

Free Tennis Pick: Andreas Haider-Maurer +2.5 Set Handicap (-141)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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 Bernard Tomic vs. Gilles Muller (19)

At the age of 34, Gilles Muller is going through the best moment in his career. Besides winning his first ATP World Tour titles in Sydney and s-Hertogenbosch, Gilles holds an outstanding 65.96% winning record in 2017. Known as one of the best servers in the game, the fast court conditions in Flushing Meadows are perfect for Muller’s game style. Nevertheless, the 2008 US Open quarterfinalist only won 20.00% of his last five matches on this event. Adding to this, Muller was far from impressive in the US Open Series with two early losses in Washington and Cincinnati.

Bernard Tomic returns to action this week after extended absence. The talented Australian hasn’t played a single match on the ATP World Tour since his defeat against Mischa Zverev in the opening round of Wimbledon. After that defeat, Bernard admitted that it was tough to find the motivation to play. Known as “Tomic the Tank”, it’s not the first time that Bernard loses a match where he doesn’t seem to be fully motivated. However, Tomic is an extremely talented player and can create problems to anyone in a good day.

This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players with Muller leading on the h2h by 4 – 1.

Due to Bernard’s recent problems, the sportsbooks expect a straightforward win from Muller on this match. Nevertheless, it won’t be easy for Gilles to break Tomic’s serve. For that reason, we should see at least one tie break on this match – something that happened in all their last three encounters. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add the market “Tie Break in the Match? Yes” to your betting picks as the best play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Tie Break in the Match? Yes (-200)
Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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