US Open 2016 round 3 tips: Konta and Edmund could struggle with Bencic and Isner
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | September 1, 2016
2016 US Open singles
- Third round, day 5 (men’s top half, women’s bottom half)
- Friday, September 2nd
- Scheduled on court: 16:00 BST
- Flushing Meadows, New York
- Live on Eurosport 1 and 2
Five US Open 2016 day 5 tips
Friday sees round three of the singles draws at the US Open commence, and there have already been some high-profile casualties in the first week of this final Grand Slam of the tennis calendar.
What are the best betting opportunities for punters to consider at Flushing Meadows? Coral tennis experts give their top US Open day 5 tips across men’s and women’s action stateside…
Bencic to beat Konta
Swiss teenage talent Belinda Bencic looked back to her best when beating 2014 French Open semi-finalist Andrea Petkovic in straight sets, dropping just five games in the process.
Last 32 opponent Johanna Konta is seeded 11 places higher than Bencic, but the Great Britain representative suffered an on-court collapse in her second round victory due to breathing difficulties.
That unfortunately makes any patriotic punt too much of a risk, so an attractive 11/8 price on Bencic looks good because she’s won two of the three previous meetings. Both of those victories came in three sets and better betting odds of 7/2 say Konta will lose 2-1 to Bencic again.
Isner to eliminate Edmund in straight sets
Another British representative, Kyle Edmund is on his best-ever Grand Slam run by reaching this stage at Flushing Meadows, but next comes up against the man who knocked him out of the French Open – men’s singles 20th seed John Isner.
At Roland Garros, the big-serving American made easy work of eliminating Edmund in straight sets (6-4 6-4 6-4) and, in front of a home crowd in New York, it is bold to bet against the favourite.
Kvitova to continue run with repeat Svitolina victory
Two-time Wimbledon ladies’ singles champion Petra Kvitova has a recent straight sets hard court win over Elina Svitolina from the Olympics.
If the Czech comfortably beat the Ukrainian, losing just two games en route to victory, in Brazil, then she should be able to replicate that at the US Open here.
Given that result on a similar surface, siding with Kvitova at 6/5 for another 2-0 win makes complete sense.
First set tiebreak in Tsonga v Anderson
Men’s singles ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has won his two previous meetings with in-form South African player Kevin Anderson, who took an opening set tiebreak against Vasek Pospisil in the last round.
Both of those Tsonga victories have also seen the first set go the distance, so 11/10 odds for another tiebreak between the two in the opener are very attractive indeed.
Punters can also back the Frenchman to repeat his straight sets wins from last year’s Shanghai Masters and the Rome Masters the year before at a nifty 9/4.
Friday favourites sixfold acca
We’ve also picked out a superb sixfold acca for our US Open day 5 tips, featuring three odds-on favourite apiece from the men’s and women’s singles.
Former Flushing Meadows winner Marin Cilic (4/11) joins Roberto Bautista Agut (2/7), Madison Keys (1/6), Gael Monfils (1/7), last year’s finalist Roberta Vinci (2/5) and Caroline Wozniacki (4/9) as our six selections.
All of these players are in fine form coming up against lesser opposition and, at current combined odds of just under 15/4*, a £4 stake returns £18.92.
There’s comprehensive betting coverage of both the US Open men’s and ladies’ singles throughout the Grand Slam event on the Coral tennis page.
Don’t miss out on our money back set betting offer for the US Open, as well as our acca insurance.
We also have daily enhanced specials/accas throughout the tournament, with live streaming on the matches available too.
*All quoted prices correct as of the time of publication.