Tennis may not be one of your favorite sports, but boy does the U.S Open get me excited! The first day is always jam-packed, as we will be able to enjoy 42 different matchups between the men and women. I will discuss who I’m eyeing for an outright winner for men’s and women’s, as well as a couple of head to head matchups that catch my eye.
Women’s Pick to Win : Cori (CoCo) Gauff @ +2500
Gauff is a young sensation in the tennis world who has already proved to be able to handle the best in the game. She has all the talent in the world and can compete with the top players. What she lacks is experience and composure (at times). As she plays more tournaments, she will learn and continue to grow. Her inexperience is what makes her a low favorite, but I think with her talent and ability to take down anyone, she’s a solid bet to win at +2500.
Men’s Pick to Win : Dominic Theim @ +320
Theim plays second fiddle to the Nadal and Djokovic fame. When you hear general discussions about the top tennis players in the game, Nadal and Djokovic are always the first two to come up. People don’t realize how Theim has always been on that same level and can outplay anyone when he is on. I think Theim tries to really stand out in this tournament and put his name up there with the other two.
Matchups I’m eyeing on Day 1
Men’s: Dusan Lajovic @ -145
Women’s: Danka Kovinich @ -150