Roger Federer (3) vs Grigor Dimitrov
Former world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov produced one of his best performances of the season to beat Alex De Minaur 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday at the US Open. Known as one of the most talented players on the ATP Tour, Dimitrov has struggled with injuries in 2019, missing two months of the season due to a right shoulder injury. The 28-year-old arrived in New York with a terrible 1-6 record since the French Open but looks to have rediscovered his best form at Flushing Meadows.
Dimitrov will next take on five-time US Open champion Roger Federer, who needed just 79 minutes to get past David Goffin and reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the 13th time in his career. The 38-year-old Swiss lost the opening set in each of his first two matches in New York but found his mojo since then, dropping just nine games in the last two rounds. Federer is also the main contender to reach the final in the top half of the draw after Novak Djokovic’s retirement in the previous round due to injury.
This will be the eight meeting between these two players. Federer leads 7-0 in their head-to-head with Dimitrov winning only two sets in the previous seven encounters on the ATP Tour.
The sportsbooks are aware of Federer’s dominance over Dimitrov with the Swiss as the heavy favorite at -1187 with BetOnline. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to find any value on Roger’s tennis betting odds for this match. Dimitrov is playing some of his best tennis in New York and loves to compete on the big stage, which makes his +2.5 Set Handicap a very interesting betting approach.
Best Pick: Grigor Dimitrov +2.5 Set Handicap (+121) with Pinnacle
Elina Svitolina (5) vs Johanna Konta (16)
Elina Svitolina produced a near-flawless performance on Sunday to knock out home favorite Madison Keys 7-5, 6-4 and reach the US Open quarterfinals for the first time in her career. The 24-year-old did not face a break point and won 92.31% of her first-serve points in a very impressive display. Svitolina has enjoyed great success this fortnight and became the first Ukrainian player to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows since Kateryna Bondarenko in 2009.
Looking now at Elina’s draw on this event, the No.5 seed will next take on Johanna Konta with a place in the semifinals of the US Open at stake. The British No.1 battled back from a set and a break down to beat former US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova in two hours and 20 minutes. Despite slow start to the season, Konta is having one of the best years of her career. The 28-year-old reached her third Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open and won 13 of her last 15 matches on Grand Slam events.
These two players will face each other for the fifth time in their careers with Konta still looking to win a match against this opponent. Johanna also had a terrible head-to-head record with Pliskova but this is a much tougher matchup. The Ukrainian is one of the best defenders on the WTA Tour and should be too solid in the end for Konta. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Elina’s moneyline to your betting picks as the best play for this contest.
Best Pick: Elina Svitolina ML (-170) with Sports Betting