MyBookie returns with another daily 2021 US Open Update, where we take a look at what has happened in USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which players delivered, and who fell flat. Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 US Open and how to place smart bets on the US Open Betting Odds.
2021 US Open Daily Update – September 1st Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 US Open
- When: August 30 – September 12
- Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Queens, New York City, United States
Osaka Into Round Three
The defending champion, Naomi Osaka, advanced into the third round of the Grand Slam tennis tournament after her opponent, Olga Danilovic, withdrew from her Round 2 fixture due to medical reasons.
The current world no.3 was supposed to face the Serbian tennis player in the 2021 US Open Round 2, after a straight-set victory against Marie Bouzkova. However, The Japanese tennis star didn’t get a chance to face off against Danilovic, who withdrew from the tournament due to illness.
With that, Osaka secured a walkover win and took one step closer to defending her title from 2020. Although an unfortunate turn of events for the current world no.145, Osaka must feel happy that she was able to save her strength for the upcoming match.
Osaka will next face world no.73 Leylah Annie Fernandez, who fought her way into Round 3 of the 2021 US Open for the first time in her career. The 18-year-old Canadian tennis player made it into R3 with two straight-set wins against no.88 Ana Konjuh and world no.70 Kaia Kanepi.
It will mark Fernandez’s first meeting with Osaka and possibly one of the toughest of her career. Regardless, the 18-year-old has done well against top-rated players before; most notably, she won against then-world no.5 Belinda Bencic with 6-2, 7-2 in FedCup in 2020.
Medvedev Takes One Step Closer To His Maiden Grand Slam
Daniil Medvedev’s quest for an elusive first Grand Slam title continues as the Russian tennis player eased past Dominik Koepfer in the second round of the 2021 US Open. Medvedev won his R2 match with 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, adding to his previous success against Richard Gasquet, who he beat 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday.
Medvedev’s win against Koepfer was far removed from his previous meeting with the German, who he defeated en route to the US Open finals in 2019. However, the match between world no.2 and no.57 was much closer than expected, as Koepfer managed to keep pace with Medvedev for the first half of the first set (3-3) before Medvedev took control and won with 6-4.
The remaining two sets proved fairly straightforward for the 2021 Australian Open finalist, who needed just north of one hour to close out the deal at 3-0.
“It was a great level from me – there were a few tight moments in the match that I managed to hold well, and I’m really happy to be through in less than two hours,” said Medvedev.
With this win, Medvedev made it into Round 3 of the US Open for the third consecutive year. In his last three appearances, Medvedev reached R3 (2018), finals (2019), and semi-finals (2020).
Medvedev’s next opponent is world no.74 Pablo-Andujar-Alba, with who he will clash on Friday, September 3. The 35-year-old Spaniard has reached R3 of the US Open for only the second time of his career, with clean performances against world no.129 Mikhail Kukushkin (3-2) and world no.115 Philipp Kohlschreiber (3-0), who he beat on Wednesday.
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