2018 is just around the corner with the new tennis season starting in less than one month. Join us while we analyze each of the three top American players and their chances for the upcoming season.
While Serena and Venus Williams have given plenty of reasons for the American fans to celebrate over the last two decades, it has been 14 years since they had a men’s champion on a Grand Slam event – Andy Roddick at the 2003 US Open. This is by far the longest title drought in the Open Era with the new generation unable to match the results of great champions such as Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras or Andre Agassi. Despite the lack of success in the last decade and a half, 2017 was a decent year for the American tennis with three players ending the season on the top 20.
Against all expectations, Jack Sock became the first American player to win an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title since Andy Roddick in 2010 with his incredible run at the Paris Rolex Masters. Adding to this, the 25-year-old was also the first player from the U.S. to secure a spot at the ATP World Tour Final since Mardy Fish in 2011.
Taking a look now at Sock’s schedule for 2018, the American no.1 starts the year at the ASB Classic in Auckland before heading to the Australian Open. Despite his incredible results in the final weeks of 2017, it’s unlikely to see Jack reaching the final rounds of the first Grand Slam of the season. Sock’s heat-related problems are well known with the 25-year-old winning only 50.00% of the matches played throughout his career at the Australian Open. For that reason, fading Sock in Melbourne might be an interesting betting approach.
On the other hand, the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals runner-up is always an underrated player on clay. Even though the Unite States only had four Roland Garros titles in Open Era, Sock is one of the best clay court players in the game due to his tremendous topspin. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to keep an eye on Jack throughout the clay-court season since he’s always a good investment on that surface.
In addition to Jack’s impressive results in recent months, Sam Querrey ended 2017 with an incredible 5 – 3 record against top 10 opponents on fast court conditions – Hard Court and Grass. On the other hand, the 30-year-old won 81.82% of his last 11 matches on Grand Slam events.
As mentioned above, Qurrey is an exceptional player on fast court conditions. Known as one of the best servers in the game, the world no.13 holds an outstanding 9 – 2 record on his previous two appearances in Wimbledon. Adding to this, Sam presents an extraordinary 171.90% ROI throughout his career at the All England Club. Having said that, our advice is for you to add Querrey to your betting picks during the grass-court season.Join SBR's Tennis betting forum and join the conversationJohn Isner
At the age of 32, John Isner continues to be one of the toughest challenges in the game. Considered by many as the best server in tennis history, the 6’10’’ has been the most successful American player on the ATP World Tour in recent years. In addition to his incredible serve, Isner holds one of the best career tie-break records of all-time with 328 wins and only 194 losses.
Playing in his home country brings the best out of Isner with the former world no.9 winning 83.33% of his 12 ATP World Tour titles on U.S. soil. Adding to this, the 32-year-old holds an outstanding 68.85% winning record throughout his career in the United States. For that reason, betting on John when playing in North-America is always an interesting strategy.In 2018 Remember to check our Tennis Odds board for constant updates in listed matches