There is no stopping John Isner in recent weeks and The Wolf says to have something on him for the US Open. At $126 Isner is great value for the US Open He was dominant in Newport and will go all the way in Atlanta. With Djokovic out for the rest of the season and Murray still carrying injury the door is open. Federer is on fire but at 35 we won’t be taking the $2.50 on offer. Rafa has only ever won once at Flushing Meadows and of the chasing pack no one is in the sort of form that can take them all the way. He will be half of that price prior to the start of the tournament.
Benoit Paire v Nicolas Kicker
The Argentine delivered in spades against Haas last night and The Wolf says we will be rallying behind him again when he takes on Paire. The Frenchman has a losing record on clay over the last two seasons and Wolfy loved what he saw from Kicker in his first match. He has the ability to consistently crush forehands from the back of the court so look for that to be a feature in this match. Paire’s forehand is a glaring weakness and it is more likely to get exposed on clay with longer rallies. The Wolf will be backing Kicker with the start and for the outright win.
Best Bet: Kicker +3.5 ($1.73)
|Paire v Kicker||Kicker +3.5 ($1.73)|
|Delbonis v Ferrer||Ferrer WIN ($1.50)|
|Kohlschreiber v Simon||Kohlschreiber -2.5 ($1.80)|
|Khachanov v Bedene||Khachanov WIN ($1.80)|
|Zeballos v Vesely||Vesely WIN ($1.50)|
|L.Mayer v Struff||Leonardo Mayer WIN ($2.25)|
Paolo Lorenzi v Ernests Gulbis
It has been a good few months for veteran Italian Paolo Lorenzi. The 35 year old won a Challenger event prior to the grass court swing and made the final of Umag last week when the tour returned to the red dirt. He was comfortable without being challenged in his opening match and as a man that knows how to play on this surface he has the ability to really frustrate Gulbis. As we have seen in the past, Gulbis has serious difficulties dealing with players who make a lot of ball back. The Wolf says this game should be a coin flip at best and on a clay court he is very happy with taking the Italian.
Best Bet: Lorenzi +1.5 ($1.91)
|Lorenzi v Gulbis||Lorenzi +1.5 ($1.91)|
|Gombos v Fognini||Fognini -4.5 ($1.85)|
|Lopez v Hanfmann||Feliciano Lopez WIN ($1.44)|
|Laaksonen v Sousa||Laaksonen +1.5 ($1.80)|
|Harrison v Millman||Over 22.5 games ($1.85)|
|Gojowczyk v Edmund||Gojowczyk +3.5 ($1.73)|
|Eubanks v Donaldson||Eubanks +4.5 ($1.85)|
|Sock v Sela||Over 20.5 games ($1.73)|