Tennis Betting Advice - September 2022
If you can find Chris Eubanks...
Tuesday 20th September 2022
The Fruhvirtova sisters continue to roll…
I first mentioned Linda and Brenda Fruhvirtova in July 2020, when the Czech pair were age just 15 and 13, respectively.
We took note of the highly-rated youngsters again in February of this year. And with the teenage sisters starting to hit the Senior tour this season, I’ve flagged them up a total of three times in the Outright Winner markets – always at big prices:
February, WTA 250 Guadalajara @ 50/1 (lost 1st round)
April, WTA 500 Charleston @ 50/1 (lost 2nd round)
August, US Open @ 1,000/1 (lost 2nd round)
We’re yet to collect a Ones to Watch payout from the Fruhvirtova sisters – but it’s still very early days…
Props to Ones to Watch member Angel, who emailed in to say he took 6/1 for Linda Fruhvirtova at the WTA 250 event in Chennai last week. Linda took home the trophy – becoming the sixth player on the tour to win a maiden WTA title in 2022 (and at 17, the youngest of the year to date).
Meanwhile, on the lower-tier ITF circuit, Linda’s little sister Brenda Fruhvirtova has been ripping it up for some time now. Brenda has just won her fifth (!) ITF tournament in a row. That’s a 25-match winning streak. As soon as she hits 16 next spring, watch out for Brenda being permitted to enter more Senior events on the main tour.
Ones to Watch for ATP San Diego…
Now for our first picks for this week. There are four tournaments taking place:
ATP 250 San Diego, USA – hard court
ATP 250 Metz, France – indoor hard court
WTA 500 Tokyo, Japan – hard court
WTA 250 Seoul, South Korea – hard court
We’ve got a variety of daily start times to work with there. For example, today’s play in Metz started at 11am, UK time. Tomorrow’s action in Tokyo and Seoul gets underway from 3am and 4am, respectively. While in San Diego, the Tuesday 1st round matches kick off from 7.30pm…
The bookies are being a bit slow and inconsistent with their ATP San Diego tournament markets today. Play starts at 7.30pm. See below for the bookie info, accurate at the time of writing (1pm).
I’ve got two players I like at the prices, with this 250-grade draw not looking too intimidating for a player looking to claim a first ATP title…
Respect goes to Dan Evans, and American Ones to Watch youngsters Jenson Brooksby and Brandon Nakashima. But I can’t be picking between those three at around just 3/1 and 4/1 each. Likewise, John Jeffrey Wolf at 10/1 and 9/1 is in with a decent shout this week.
Of those four, only Evans has tasted victory before, with one ATP title to his name. Brooksby (three finals) and Nakashima (two finals) are both yet to lift a winner’s trophy – although all five title attempts between them have come on hard courts in the USA. Wolf is yet to debut in a final.
If you can find Chris Eubanks…
At much more appealing odds than those favourites, the two I like as Each Way picks – one in each side of the draw – are Christopher Eubanks at 33/1, and Marc-Andrea Huesler at 28/1.
Eubanks (USA) stands tall at 6’7”. This summer the 26-year-old from Atlanta has been performing better than his world no.135 ranking suggest – including winning four matches on the spin to come through US Open Qualifying and reach the 2nd round proper. A smaller 250-grade event such as this outdoor hard-court offering in San Diego fits the bill for a player like Chris Eubanks to break through and make a push for a first appearance in an ATP final.
Huesler making progress…
Marc-Andrea Huesler (Switzerland) is another 26-year-old looking to raise his standing in the game. He’s hit a career-best ranking of no.85 this year (currently no.87). And like Eubanks, he’s another tall player with a game that can deliver on hard courts. Marc-Andrea stands 6’5”. At the end of last month, Huesler had a noteworthy run at a similar event to this week’s – reaching the semi finals at the ATP 250 in Winston-Salem. He’s an under-the-radar name, and odds of 28/1 appeal to me here.
Ones to Watch picks:
ATP San Diego – San Diego Open
Outright Winner – Each Way (1/2 odds 1-2 places):
Other bookies may price up later today – eg. William Hill, Betfred, Betway, Paddy Power & Betfair Sportsbook.
Play starts 7.30pm UK time. Bookies will take down their Outright Winner markets during play.
Enjoy the tennis…