MyBookie returns with a daily 2021 US Open Betting update, where we take a look at what has happened at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which tennis players delivered, and who slipped and lost their shot at the Grand Slam title. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the final stage of the 2021 U.S. Open.
2021 US Open Daily Update – September 7th 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
Raducanu’s Miracle Run Continues
The teenage sensation, Emma Raducanu, has reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 U.S. Open with a commanding 2-0 sweep of Shelby Rogers, who she beat with 6-2, 6-1 on Monday.
A miracle run that seems like it has escaped from a movie script has seen the 18-year-old make it past some formidable opponents. That includes Mayar Sherif (6-1, 6-4), Stefanie Vogele (6-2, 6-3), Zhang Shuai (6-2, 6-4), Sara Sorribes Tormo (6-0. 6-1) and Rogers (6-2, 6-1), translating into one of the most dominant runs of the tournament.
Her victory against Rogers – the last remaining American in the women’s singles – marks Raducanu’s most significant accomplishment of her career, having never made it this far in a Grand Slam tennis tournament. What’s more, the 2021 U.S. Open is Raducanu’s first Grand Slam of her career.
It’s interesting to know that in June, Raducanu was in school, wondering whether she will receive a Wild Card invitation into Wimbledon. Fast forward three months, he is ready to play in the 2021 U.S. Open quarter-finals.
Her next opponent is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics singles gold medalist, Belinda Bencic, who Raducanu will clash with on Wednesday, September 8.
Djokovic Makes It Past Brooksby
The 20-time Grand Slam champions and current no.1 tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, has reached the 2021 U.S. Open quarter-finals, with a 3-1 victory against Jenson Brooksby; however, the Serb had to dig deep to make it out alive.
While ranked 98 ranks below Djokovic in the FedEx ATP Rankings, Brooksby didn’t give up on the day and proved to the world that he can compete with one of the best tennis players to ever touch the game. The 20-year-old showed up big in the first set when he humiliated Djokovic and claimed the first set lead with 6-1.
With everything pointing towards a possible upset win for the American tennis player, Djokovic woke up and won the remaining three sets, dropping only seven games along the way (6-3, 6-2, 6-2).
It took Djokovic two hours and 58 minutes to make it past Brooksby, who has ended his third appearance at the U.S. Open on a bittersweet note. By reaching R4, Brooksby has secured his career-best finish at a Grand Slam.
He has previously appeared in only three Grand Slam tennis tournaments, including two U.S. Opens, and the 2021 French Open, albeit he has never made it further than R2.
With this win, Djokovic is now through into the quarter-finals, where he will meet with Matteo Berrettini. The Italian has made it into the final stage of the Grand Slam with a convincing 3-1 win against Oscar Otte, who he beat with 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Monday.