US Open Day 2
We told you to keep an eye on Jack Sock +475 in his match against Number 22 Meyer. He was kicking his butt the first two sets then the German quit down 3-2 in the third. This kid has every shot; he is just a little “Green.” It's nice to see an American player that can play a good “All Court” game and not just have a big serve, big forehand or Consistency… He should be able to win his next match as well against Cipolla of Italy.
Other winners yesterday on the Men's side included Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Gilles Simon, Fernando Verdasco and Marin Cilic. Cilic had to go 5 sets in his match vs. Matosevic and Simon went 5 sets against Michael Russell, which we knew would give him a good match. For the Women, Victoria Azarenka, had no problems as did, Clijsters, Li, Sharapova and Stosur.
Bartoli struggled little in her match against young American Hampton and Kvitova won the first set tiebreak before righting the ship against Hercoq. Today the Women finish up round one and the Men get into the meat of round one. Andy Roddick will be in action as will Novak Djokovic, both are big favorite against young players. Tomas Berdych and Jo–Wilfred Tsonga will also be big favorites in their matches.
For the Women, Wozniacki and Serena Williams will both be big favorites in their matches. It's hard to get too excited about these early matches with the favorites because upsets are highly unlikely when the favorite is at least -1200. In the old days when they only seeded 16 players you would get some great first round matches, as either the number 18 player could play the 17 in the first round or a lower seed like 14 might have a hard battle with number 20.
For our bets we are calling up America's Bookie and betting Maria Kirilenko -500 who has been on fire this summer over Scheepers,and Mirjana Lucic +125 over Sanchez who has also played well. For the men let's go with Dolgopolov -420 over Jesse Levine. He always finds a way to win. See you tomorrow.
- Wozniacki ousted; Stephens into Brussels quarters
- Querrey wins; Isner exits Nice
- Cornet reaches quarters on home soil
- Del Potro pulls out of French Open
- Murray withdraws from French Open
- Fognini, Monfils advance in France
- Bartoli ousted in Strasbourg
- Troicki wins; Davydenko exits Duesseldorf
- Rain washes out Day 2 in Brussels
- At the Net: The ‘Big Three’ assembles in Paris