Tennis Betting Advice - September 2020

US Open: Finals weekend – then off to Rome…

Saturday 12th September 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • US Open – Finals weekend…
  • A new name on the trophy…
  • Off to Rome for Sunday Night Club…

I guess in the end last night, Alexander Zverev did more right than wrong.

The highly-fancied German continues to flatter to deceive. Coming from two sets to nil down, before eventually finding enough of his game to turn it around and beat Pablo Carreno-Busta, 3-2.

The serving stats were of note once again. Zverev hit 24 aces, and 8 double faults. Still too many errors. Yet he’s through to the final, where he’ll face Dominic Thiem on Sunday night.

US Open: Finals weekend…

There will be a new name on the men’s trophy. This will be Zverev’s first Grand Slam final – and Thiem’s fourth. The bookies are confident it will be fourth time lucky for the Austrian, with Thiem priced up as a clear 2/7 (1.29) favourite.

I like Thiem there, but nothing in the prices gets me too interested.

The women’s event – for a change – features two women that are well-versed in Grand Slam finals, and both former world no.1’s…

Naomi Osaka is attempting to make it three from three in Major finals. Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka is looking for a third Grand Slam title, too – and her first since 2013.

The Belarusian will be hoping it’s third time lucky for her at the US Open, having lost in the final two years running to Serena Williams, in 2012 & 2013. Azarenka beat Serena in the semis this time.

The bookies have Osaka as the 4/7 (1.57) favourite for the trophy. Five of the last six women’s US Open finals have been settled in straight sets. This one has the potential to go all the way though. If their semi final performances are anything to go by, then this could be a classic.

All summer I’ve been going to the well with the 2-1 Set Betting score in the women’s game. Usually I go that way when a rollercoaster, sloppy-serving match looks on the cards. This time, I like that option to get the best price on Osaka, and because this should be a high-quality match with little to separate the two. For me, Naomi has the weapons to just about nick this.

Ones to Watch:

Naomi Osaka v Victoria Azarenka

Set Betting:

  • Osaka to win 2-1 is 16/5 (4.2) with Boylesports, 3/1 (4.0) Bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral

Next stop, Rome…

The tennis keeps on coming, and that’s good with me. While the men’s final is taking place on Sunday night, I’ll be getting set for the Rome Masters which starts on Monday.

That means we’ll be back in action with our Sunday Night Club. Look out for my Outright Winner preview for Rome on Sunday night, ready for the start of play on Monday.

Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch