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August 31, 2019


August 30, 2019


The two Ukrainian players are doing well in this current US Open. Svitolina has been showing nothing but strength during the first two rounds. Yastremska tends to yield a higher number of double faults and she seems more likely to collapse at key moments.

August 29, 2019


This may sound like a tricky one, but Alexander Zverev hasn’t done anything to make me feel more confident about his chances of moving forward in this 2019 US Open. His match against Radu Albot for the first round was an excruciating 5-set piece. On the other hand, Frances Tiafoe is highly motivated, with his own crowd to back him up, on a hard court.

August 28, 2019


Not much of a bet here, but the bank is critically low!

Basilashvili is in great shape and always likes a good fight on court - he managed to win over Fucsovics for the first round after a disputed 5-set match.

After passing the three rounds of qualification, Brooksby defeated Berdych in 4 sets, which could be an achievement if the Czech player wasn’t in such a lame shape.

There shouldn’t be much of fight, and I am expecting a victory in straight sets for Basilashvili.

August 27, 2019


Expect a heavy match, I have written a detailed post for this special confrontation.

August 26, 2019


The French #1 Caroline Garcia has been struggling on hard courts for the past month or so. Though emotionally fragile, she is a very talented player, and I believe she will be playing this first round with determination. Ons Jabeur, her opponent of the day, is very powerful and this won’t be an easy match, but I believe the French will manage to go past the first round.

August 24, 2019


Paire (seed #1) will be facing the young Polish player Hurkacz (seed #3). Paire stands as the whimsical tennis genius while Hurkacz is a silent and efficient technician. On paper, everything is possible. Paire’s aces, if available can do plenty of damage, but the regularity of Hurkacz will turn any lack of concentration into an expensive point loss.

The end of the tournament has been complicated with some important delays caused by technical problems connected to some bad weather, and both players had to play two opponents yesterday.

August 23, 2019


August 22, 2019