Free Tennis Picks: U.S. Open Men's Day 3

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Joao Mourato

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:34 PM GMT

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 6:34 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the US Open tournament. Find out our top two tennis picks for the men's draw Wednesday (Day 3). 

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The British No. 2 Edmund  continues his solid run in the USA. After reaching the Winston-Salem Open semifinals as a qualifier, the 22-year-old started his campaign in Flushing Meadows with an impressive straight-sets win over Robin Haase. Playing in New York brings the best out of Edmund with the world No. 42 reaching the 4th round in 2016. Nevertheless, it won’t be easy for Edmund to maintain such a high level of tennis after playing eight matches in less than two weeks.

As we mentioned in previous analysis, the last months haven’t been easy for Johnson after the loss of his father. Steve Johnson Sr. was not only his father but his coach and the person responsible for bringing his son to the game. Despite personal tragedy, the American is an incredible competitor. Adding to this, Steve wants to honor his father’s memory in his first-ever apperance in New York without him. The 27-year-old didn’t allow a single break of serve in his first-round match against Nicolas Almagro.

This will be the 3rd career meeting between these two players with each of them winning once.

Despite Edmund's recent win over this opponent in Winston-Salem, Johnson is a completely different player on the big stages. On the other hand, the importance of the American crowd can never be underestimated. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Johnson's tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the local favorite to book a place in the 3rd round of the US Open for the first time since 2012.

Free Tennis Pick: Johnson -103Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (8) vs. Denis Shapovalov (q)

Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Tsonga with the 2008 Australian Open runner-up winning 74.38% of the matches played throughout his career in Grand Slam events, while his overall record outside majors is only 67.59%. Due to the major absences in New York, Tsonga is well aware that this is one of his best opportunities to win his first Grand Slam trophy. Despite his lack of success in recent weeks, the 32-year-old Frenchman didn’t experience any major issues in his debut against Marius Copil.

Considered one of the most promising young player on the ATP World Tour, Shapovalov continues his impressive U.S. Open Series campaign. Besides reaching the Rogers Cup semifinals, the Canadian teenager secured his first ever win in a Grand Slam event after defeating Daniil Medvedev in the opening round. The 18-year-old won 54.88% of the points on Medvedev’s serve.

Due to Tsonga’s brilliant career record in Grand Slam events, it’s always hard to go against him on the big events. Adding to this, the sportsbooks offer a very interesting price for the Frenchman to win this match. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Tsonga’s set handicap to your betting picks as the most valuable play.

Free Tennis Pick: Tsonga -1.5 Set Handicap (-133)Best Line Offered: Heritage
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