Four value picks for the seventh day of play at Flushing Meadows.
Sam Querrey v Mischa Zverev
Both players come into the match playing some of the best tennis of their careers, and being in the opposite side of the draw to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, both players will be eyeing that Grand Slam final. The first set is crucial in order to gain an early advantage and considering the two have never met on tour before, both will be super focused early on. The first set tie-break at 5/2 is great value.
Denis Shapovalov v Pablo Carreno Busta
Pablo Carreno Busta is yet to drop a set so far but he comes up against the 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov, who is taking the tournament by storm. He had to win three qualifiers to even be involved and has taken some impressive scalps on the way to the last 16, including beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. The young Canadian has all the momentum and can continue to ride the wave and overcome the Spaniard to reach the quarter-finals.
Petra Kvitova v Garbine Muguruza
The Wimbledon champion came into the US Open on the back of victory in Cincinnati and she’s continued to display her dominance, dropping just nine games in her three matches. Petra Kvitova is no pushover, making light work of her opponents thus far, but in Muguruza she faces a player at the top of her game. At 11/10, the Spanish-Venezuelan to win 2-0 in sets is certainly the bet.
Julia Goerges v Sloane Stephens
These two met just last month in the quarter-finals of the Cincinatti Masters and it was Sloane Stephens who took victory 6-1 7-6. Julia Goerges has never made it past the 4th round of a Grand Slam and it is unlikely she will break that trend, especially with the American crowd cheering on the 24-year-old from Florida. Back a repeat score line of their last encounter.