OTW Extra Email Archive - January 2018

Anyone on young Chung?

Monday 22nd January 2018

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • The latest from Down Under…
  • Anyone on young Chung?
  • 300/1 v 5,000/1 in the quarter finals…

It’s the start of week two at the Australian Open – time for an update from Down Under…

None of the five players on our specific Australian Open – Ones to Watch report have made it into week two.

But one of the youngsters on our season-long Ones to Watch in 2018 list had a massive win this morning. And is into the Men’s quarter finals…

Anyone on young Chung?

Hyeon Chung pulled off a career-best win, knocking out the ailing Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Djokovic isn’t his old self – just back from a six-month injury lay-off – but make no mistake, Chung was a deserving winner here and it was a good match.

It could get better for the 21-year-old South Korean, too…

Chung will be priced up as a strong favourite to beat Tennys Sandgren, who is an even more surprising quarter finalist than Chung. The American is ranked on the edge of the Top 100 and usually found battling to try and qualify for the main draw proper in Grand Slams – not competing for them at the business end.

Sandgren also took advantage of a just-back-from-injury-and-not-100% opponent (and former Aussie Open winner), taking out Stan Wawrinka last week.

The tennis player named Tennys from Tennessee then took out World No.5 Dominic Thiem this morning.

  • That was a hugely frustrating result for me, as Thiem was a 40/1 tournament pick and an 8/1 Quarter 3 Winner selection over on my full daily service. We’re looking for an upset of our own tomorrow morning though, with another of our underdog picks, 30/1 Marin Cilic taking on World No.1 Rafael Nadal for a place in the semi finals

Today’s results mean there’s a Men’s quarter final featuring two players at jaw-dropping pre-tournament prices: 300/1 Hyeon Chung v 5,000/1 Tennys Sandgren.

And in the Quarter 3 betting, Chung started the tournament at 50/1, with Sandgren the absolute rank outsider at 500/1. One of those two will be in the semi finals.

That’s one for the romantics for sure. Huge, huge prices and great stories. And of course, yet more evidence that short-price favourites and household names don’t always win.

Bring me sunshine…

And if any of you took the plunge on Hyeon Chung (as I know several of you did with 100/1 Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open last spring), please do let me know…

It would certainly cheer me up today. Email me here.

I’ll be back next week with another Ones to Watch update for you. Enjoy the tennis Down Under…

Best wishes,

Tom Wilson