US Open: Day eight bets

  • Last Updated: September 1 2014, 17:22 BST

Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing tips for the US Open every day.

Philipp Kohlschreiber: Can cause problems for top seed
Philipp Kohlschreiber: Can cause problems for top seed

At Wimbledon, Andy had eight winners from 13 bets at a level-stake profit of more than 23 units, while Barry has landed landed profits at five of the last seven Grand Slam tournaments.

Here are their thoughts ahead of the eighth day's play at Flushing Meadows:

Andy Schooler,

Philipp Kohlschreiber (+7.5) to beat Novak Djokovic on the game handicap at evens (General)

Kohlschreiber rewarded our faith a couple of days ago with victory over the big-serving John Isner but now faces a different test. However, the German is a player who has given Djokovic problems in the past and I’m backing him to stay competitive in this last-16 clash. The top seed has not been tested yet and appears to be in fine form. However, I’m not convinced that the problems that beset him in the warm-up events are entirely solved and this will be by far his toughest match of the tournament so far. If there are still chinks in the Djokovic armour, they are likely to be exposed here. Kohlschreiber has taken at least a set off Djokovic in all bar their very first meeting, a run which takes in a clash in Rome earlier this season, as well as their last meeting on a hardcourt which went to 7-6 in the third. If he can do so again this bet should land, while even if he doesn’t, he’s serving well enough to keep the sets tight and so could deliver a profit even if beaten in straights.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Williams and Azarenka both to win 2-0 at 10/11

Pennetta to win 2-0 and Makarova to win 2-1 at 8/1

Murray and Djokovic both to win 3-1 at 18/1

Raonic to win 3-1 and Wawrinka to win 3-2 at 28/1

  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to the 'Rally For Bally' fund, set up in memory of former British number one Elena Baltacha, who died from liver cancer earlier this year. The money raised by the fund is being split between the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis.