Free Tennis Picks: U.S. Open Men's Day 5

Joao Mourato

Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:36 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 8:36 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the US Open tournament. Find out our top tennis picks for the men's draw Friday (Day 5) and why you should place these two valuable bets.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Mischa Zverev (23) vs. John Isner (10)

At the age of 30, Mischa Zverev is going through the best moment in his career. Known as one of the few serve & volley players remaining on the ATP World Tour, the German is always a tough opponent on fast court conditions like the ones in Flushing Meadows. Adding to this, Zverev is enjoying great success on this event with his first ever appearance in the US Open 3rd round. Taking a look now at Mischa’s campaign in New York, the world no.27 reaches this stage of the competition after a five-set battle against Benoit Paire.

The world no.15 – John Isner – is trying to become the first American player to win the US Open since Andy Roddick in 2003. Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, Isner fired an impressive average of 1.49 aces per service game in his previous two matches in Flushing Meadows. Despite his outstanding 70.59% career record at the US Open, the 32-year-old lost in the 3rd round in four of his last five appearances on this event. Nevertheless, John is enjoying great success in the 2017 US Open Series with a brilliant 15 – 3 record.

This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with each of them winning two of their previous four encounters.

Despite the balance on the h2h, Zverev won their last two meetings on the ATP World Tour. Adding to this, Mischa is far from an easy match-up for the American with his tricky left-handed serve and remarkable skills at the net. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Over to your betting picks in a match where we should have at least four sets and a couple of tie breaks.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 40 (-108)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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 Kevin Anderson (28) vs. Borna Coric

Against all expectations, Borna Coric pulled off one of the biggest upsets at the US Open so far after defeating the fourth-seed Alexander Zverev in the second round. Despite his disappointing 47.62% winning record in 2017 before this event, Coric is always a dangerous opponent with six victories already throughout his career against top 10 opponents. Looking now at Borna’s numbers in the previous round, the highlight definitely goes to his performance on pressure points with the 20-year-old from Croatia winning 90.91% of the points when facing break point.

Playing in New York brings the best out of Kevin Anderson with a terrific 68.18% career record on this event. Adding to this, Anderson won 93.33% of the matches played throughout his career in Flushing Meadows when priced as favorite. After a slow start to 2017, the South-African is back to his best level with a 9 – 3 record in the US Open Series. Famous for his powerful serve, Anderson didn’t allow a single break of serve on this event with an average of 1.38 aces per service game.

These two players will face each other for the 3rd time in their careers with Anderson leading on the h2h by 2 – 0.

Despite Coric’s brilliant results against Zverev in the previous round, Anderson is a completely different match-up. On the other hand, it’s never easy to maintain a high level after a huge upset. Therefore, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of Kevin's tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the player from South-Africa to cover his spread.

Free Tennis Pick: Kevin Anderson -4 (-108)
Best Line Offeredat BetOnline

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