U.S. Open Picks: Best Plays for Men's Final - Nadal vs. Anderson

Rafael Nadal

Joao Mourato

Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:36 PM GMT

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017 1:36 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selection for the U.S. Open Men's Final. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

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The two-time US Open champion – Rafael Nadal – continues his quest for a 16th Grand Slam title. Despite slow start, Nadal proved too strong for Juan Martin Del Potro with a 4 – 6 6 – 0 6 – 3 6 – 2 victory over the Argentinean in the semifinals. Famous for his exceptional return to serve, the 31-year-old won 43.16% of the points on Del Potro’s serve. Adding to this, Nadal ended the match against Juan Martin with incredible numbers – 45 winners and only 20 unforced errors.

At the age of 31, Kevin Anderson became the lowest-ranked man to reach the US Open final since the ATP rankings began in 1973. Adding to this, Anderson is also the first South-African to reach the decisive match in Flushing Meadows since Cliff Drysdale in 1965. Taking a look now at Kevin’s campaign on this event, the world no.32 reaches this stage of the competition after a four-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta. Known as one of the best servers in the game, Anderson won 95.30% of his service games throughout this tournament with an impressive average of 1.07 aces per service game.

This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Nadal leading on the h2h by 4 – 0.

As the h2h suggests, Nadal is a terrible match-up for the South-African. Known as one of the best returners in tennis history, the Spaniard holds an outstanding career record against big servers. On the other hand, it won’t be easy for Anderson to play at his best level on his first Grand Slam final. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Nadal’s tennis betting odds by adding his set handicap to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Rafael Nadal -2.5 Set Handicap (-104)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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