US Open: Day 11 bets
Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing tips for the US Open every day.
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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, sportinglife.com
Gael Monfils to serve more aces than Roger Federer at 5/6 (BetVictor)
Just the two singles matches today and it’s a case of be wary as both feature players notorious for their inconsistency. Tomas Berdych is first up against Marin Cilic, while the night session will feature Gael Monfils against Roger Federer. It is the latter clash I’m focusing on with Federer a fairly hot favourite to beat a man yet to lose a set in the tournament. Monfils has the talent to pull off a shock win but is more likely to implode as he so nearly did against Grigor Dimitrov in the previous round. The Frenchman’s character makes many of the betting markets a bit of a no-go area, but one I do like the look of is the aces market which is surprisingly going off scratch. Monfils has out-aced Federer in six of their previous nine meetings (one was a tie), including the last two, both of which were played on hardcourts, the most recent in Cincinnati just a few weeks ago. Given Federer is well known for being able to return big serves, that statistic shows he’s never really got to grips with Monfils’ delivery and so this looks the way to go.
Barry Cowan, Sky Sports
Berdych and Federer both to win 3-1 at 14/1
- 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.