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US Open – Semi Finals

Rafael Nadal vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Quarter Finals

Rafael Nadal 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 7-6 Dominic Thiem

Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7 6-3 7-6 6-2 John Isner

Predictions

Number one seed Nadal came through a tough game against Austrian Thiem. After suffering a shock 0-6 first set loss, the Spaniard rallied and won in 5 sets. Del Potro managed to slug it out against John Isner. Del Potro comes in as the number 3 seed here, which goes to show it will not be easy for Nadal. I can see this going all the way with Rafa triumphing in 5 sets.

Verdict – Rafael Nadal 3-2 Juan Martin Del Potro (5/1)

Kei Nishikori vs Novak Djokovic

Quarter Finals

Marin Cilic 6-2 4-6 6-7 6-4 4-6 Kei Nishikori

Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-4 John Millman

Predictions

Japanese number one Nishikori came through the quarter finals against Cilic in a real battle in the heat of New York. Both players made endless unforced errors and Nishikori will not survive long against Djokovic playing like that. The Serb had a tough, but in the end comfortable, quarter final against Roger Federer’s conqueror John Millman. Can’t see anything other than a Djokovic win here.

Verdict – Nishikori 0-3 Djokovic (11/10)

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US Open Preview

The US Open is underway with opening day wins for Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin Del Potro and others. Here, we take a look at who we think the top contenders are and who will come out on top.

The Contenders

Rafael Nadal (11/4)

The number one seed is already through to the 2nd round with a convincing win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Rafa is also the current US Open Champion and also holds the French Open. It is hard to look past Nadal winning this one.

VERDICT – Winner

Novak Djokovic (12/5)

Djokovic returned to form by winning Wimbledon in style this year and will be expected to put in a strong showing here. The Serbian has won this tournament twice in his career so far and is highly tipped to make it a third. He has a favorable draw too so should make it deep into the latter stages.

VERDICT – Final

Roger Federer (11/2)

Still going strong at 37, Federer goes into the tournament with high hopes. However, he has not won the US Open since 2008, when he completed 5 tournament wins in a row. I think he will be slightly off the level of the other 2 favorites and may fall in the quarter-final stage, as he did at Wimbledon.

VERDICT – Quarter Finals

Outside Pick

Kevin Anderson (40/1)

Given odds of 40/1 with some bookmakers, Anderson represents fantastic value. The US Open is his favorite Grand Slam tournament, as he reached the final last year and made the quarterfinals a couple of year before that. The big South African comes off the back of a Wimbledon final too so his confidence should be sky high.

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Wimbledon Final

Wimbledon Final

KEVIN ANDERSON vs NOVAK DJOKOVIC

If you’d followed all the tips from the semi-finals you’d be reading this with a healthy bit of profit to play with. Can we do it again? Let’s see. Both players came through mammoth games to get here and Anderson has had extra rest and he does have the advantage of a monster serve. However, Djokovic is one of the best ever and looks to be getting back to top form after a tough couple of years. I’m backing Djokovic to take the title home here.

PREDICTION – Djokovic to win 3-1 (5/2)

TIPS:

Anderson to win the first set 7-6 (9/2)
Tie 1-1 after 2 sets – 13/8

FINALS DAY ACCUMULATORS:

France and Djokovic to win (1.23/1)

Djokovic 3-1 and France 2-0 (28.75/1)

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Wimbledon Semi Finals

Wimbledon Semi Finals

KEVIN ANDERSON vs JOHN ISNER

Will the American get his wish for Donald Trump to come and see him at Wimbledon? Who knows when it comes to Trump. And who knows who will win here? Both players have impressed and won difficult quarterfinals. Anderson fought back superbly from 2 sets down to beat favourite Roger Federer and Isner came from 1 set down to beat Milos Raonic 3-1. Anderson has looked the better player, but Isner does have that massive serve. Expect this to go 5 sets.

PREDICTION – Anderson to win 3-2 (9/2)

TOP TIP – Isner to hit 45+ aces (6/1)

NOVAK DJOKOVIC vs RAFAEL NADAL

VXThis will be the game everyone will want to see. Djokovic and Nadal are 2 legends of the game and this should be an exciting contest. Rafa beat Juan Martin Del Potro in 5 sets in the quarters after being behind 2-1 while Djokovic beat Nishikori quite comfortably in the end 3-1. Andy Murray thinks Djokovic will win it this year and I find it hard to disagree.

PREDICTION – Djokovic to win 3-1 (7/2)

TOP TIP – Djokovic to win and over 39.5 games (9/4)

ACCUMULATORS

Djokovic and Anderson to win (2.64/1)

Anderson 3-2 and Djokovic 3-1 (24/1)

– Robert Shiers

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Wimbledon Quarter Finals

Wimbledon Quarter Finals

ROGER FEDERER vs KEVIN ANDERSON

World number 2 Federer has yet to lose a single set this year. He has looked in imperious form, but he hasn’t faced anyone with the quality of South African Kevin Anderson. Expect Federer to go through but Anderson is capable of causing a few problems.

PREDICTION – Federer to win 3-1 (11/4)

MILOS RAONIC vs JOHN ISNER

The hot weather at Wimbledon this year has helped these 2 huge servers. With the ground being dry and more bouncy, they have helped themselves to 252 aces between them (Isner 135, Raonic 117). Many people may wish for Isner to be eliminated seeing as he has invited Donald Trump to Wimbledon should he win and I think he will be edged out.

PREDICTION – Raonic to win 3-2 (9/2)

NOVAK DJOKOVIC vs KEI NISHIKORI

The dry courts spoke about above have also affected the shorter players with Japanese number 1 Nishikori the only player under 6ft to make it this far. He didn’t look too convincing for large parts of the last round and I expect Djokovic to get through comfortably here.

PREDICTION – Djokovic to win 3-0 (11/10)

RAFAEL NADAL vs JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Nadal has, like Federer, been rolling back the years and is on course to make it a repeat of the final from 10 years ago against his Swiss rival. Del Potro is a very dangerous player but I think having to finish off a tough game against Frenchman Giles Simon yesterday will take its toll to give Rafa the edge.

PREDICTION – Nadal to win 3-1 (11/4)

ACCUMULATORS

Federer, Raonic, Djokovic and Nadal to win – 1.67/1

Federer 3-1, Raonic 3-2, Djokovic 3-0 and Nadal 3-1 – 154/1

– Robert Shiers