The Best Tennis Players Compete in the US Open Quarterfinals on FridayPublished September 11, 2020 by Florin P
The US Open reaches the quarterfinals stage on Friday, with young players in the spotlight in the men’s tournament and former champions in the women’s event.
The most anticipated phase of the U.S. Open begins on Friday, with the quarterfinals being scheduled in both the women’s and men’s events. Former champions try to defend their titles, while players from the young generation seek a rare opportunity to join the elite. The games will be played without spectators, but there is tremendous interest for the quarterfinal matches and great opportunities for punters.
Zverev Starts as Favorite against Carreno-Busta
Alexander Zverev was lucky to play against weaker opponents throughout the tournament, being credited with the first chance every single time. The same will happen on Friday evening, when he takes on Carreno-Busta who barely defeated Shapovalov. Zverev won three out of four matches so far by three sets to one, but overall he played below his potential. Against this opponent, he needs to elevate his game to cash in on the 7/20 odds offered by bet365 Sports on him to win. The Spaniard is battling fatigue after a lengthy match against Shapovalov and his victory is priced at 11/5 by the same bookmaker.
Medvedev and Thiem Play a Coin-Flip Match
Medvedev and Thiem came painfully close to winning the U.S. Open but their dreams were shattered by Rafael Nadal. This season they don’t have to worry about the Spanish champion, as he didn’t participate in the tournament. The winner of this match will start as favorite in the final regardless of opponent, so this is the most important game of the tournament for both of them. Medvedev won the last match against the Austrian and is credited with odds of 7/10 by bet365 Sports after a dominant performance last round. Thiem has more experience in the later stages of grand slam events and his victory is priced at 11/10.
Osaka Chases her 3rd Grand Slam Title
Naomi Osaka tries to add another grand slam title to her collection after smooth sailing through the tournament in New York. She has the experience in spite of being younger than her opponent and is given odds of 2/5 by 888 Sport. By comparison, Jennifer Brady has never made it this far in a tournament of this magnitude and she is the clear underdog in the quarterfinals. She is yet to drop a set at the U.S. Open, so the odds of 2/1 offered on her to win are quite tempting.
Azarenka and Williams Reignite Old Rivalry
Azarenka and Williams have already won Grand Slam tournaments, with Serena being the most successful player in history. They will meet on Friday in the most exciting game of the women’s tournament so far and once again, they are evenly matched. Williams was on the verge of elimination in the last three games and won’t benefit from the support of the fans, as the match is played on an empty stadium. Azarenka dropped a single set at the U.S. Open and crushed Mertens in the previous round, so the identical odds of 9/10 offered by 888 Sport on each team to win or fully justified.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, September 10 at 6 am UK time.