One of the most infamous events on the ATP Tour makes its much-anticipated return in 2019 with a star-studded field descending on the Big Apple to take part in the ATP New York Open. Here are our best New York Open betting tips and predictions.
Whilst New York is famed for being a tennis hotbed – epitomised by the US Open being held annually at Flushing Meadows – the tennis landscape in the ‘city that never sleeps’ has been boosted by the return of the New York Open. Once a flagship event in the 1970s and 1980s the tournament now finds itself back on the calendar following the demise of the Memphis Open that concluded in 2018.
The event is an ATP 250 Event – meaning there are valuable ranking points on offer for all taking part. The draw will consist of 28 players – with a distinctly American feel this year and each match will be contested over three tie-break sets.
The New York Open has returned on to the ATP Calendar at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Uniondale area of New York.
Sunday 9th February – Sunday 16th February 2019.
The event (previously hosted as the Memphis Open) has seen many of the great and good on the ATP Tour take home the trophy. Jimmy Connors has won the event 4 times as has Kei Nishikori who will be looking to collect a 5th crown here. German legend Tommy Haas has picked up the trophy on three occasions whilst American counterpart Andy Roddick has done too. Legends of the game such as John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras have all claimed the trophy at some point in their esteemed careers.
2019 New York Open Preview
Defending champion and world number 5 Kevin Anderson is the headline draw in New York whilst home favourites John Isner and Sam Querrey will be looking to use all of their power on the slick indoor courts in the Big Apple. Another US hope Jack Sock will be looking to rekindle his 2017 form after a poor 2018 whilst Australian Alex De Minaur could spring some surprises in what promises to be a fascinating week of tennis.
Outright Winner Odds:-
With 250 ranking points on the line, it should be an excellent week of tennis in New York.
Here are some of our favourites for the title in New York:
Kevin Anderson – 4/1 (Coral) –
2018 was yet another incredible year in the career of Kevin Anderson who continues to go from strength to strength. His current standing of world number 5 is a testament to his hard work and dedication and he will be returning to the New York Open as defending champion – having claimed the crown in Memphis last season.
Home favourite John Isner has struggled with injuries since reaching the Wimbledon semi-final in 2018 and he will want to make an impact here. A previous finalist, Isner will be hoping the move to New York will suit his game style and he will be eying up a rankings climb in 2019.
Another big-serving American in Sam Querrey will be in the mix in New York this year. A previous winner of this event back in 2010, Querrey possesses all of the traits needed to prevail in an event like this and despite no form to speak of in recent weeks, he is a more than capable performer at this level.
Australian hope Alex De Minaur arrives in New York full of confidence, as he is now the number 1 Australian player on the ATP Tour – having overtaken Nick Kyrgios in the rankings. Mentored by Lleyton Hewitt, he has plenty of good people surrounding him and could see this as a breakthrough event.
The talent possessed by Jack Sock is undoubted however he has failed to back up his incredible run in 2017 and has dropped out of the world’s top 30. Spending as much time playing doubles as singles, Sock is still a regular feature at the business end of tournaments and he will want to go deep in New York here.iHi
Frenchman Adrian Mannarino has struggled for form in 2019 – bombing out in the first round in all but one of his events played. He is however very comfortable on indoor hard courts and he has reached the semi-finals at this event before – one to watch if he gets his game firing.
ATP Tour veteran Feliciano Lopez continues to compete at the highest level week in, week out and at the age of 37 is still a force to be reckoned with. His current ranking of 66 in the world is not representative of his talents and with so much uncertainty with some of the higher-ranked players in the draw; he could be one to back this week.