The 2019 incarnation of the New York Open is well underway with some of the biggest names in US Tennis battling it out at the Nassau Veterans Stadium. The ATP 250 event is the first tournament to be played in the United States in 2019 and the intriguing mix of exciting youth and seasoned tour players promise to deliver a fascinating week of tennis in the ‘city that never sleeps’. Let’s look at our New York Open quarter betting tips and predictions.
Our New York Open Predictions:
The absence of world number 5 Kevin Anderson has played into the hands of John Isner. He finds himself as the number 1 seed in his home event. Isner enjoyed a run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2018 but failed to build upon that during the second half of the year. He will be eager to kick on in 2019 and could get his campaign off to a flyer here.
The giant American is 8/11 with Ladbrokes to progress from the top quarter of the draw. Australian hotshot Jordan Thompson has broken into the world’s top 60 in recent weeks and looks well set to make 2019 his year. His consistent baseline game makes him an ideal candidate to go deep here in New York and at 4/1 with BetBright; the number 7 seed could well cause an upset here.
Fellow Australian Bernard Tomic continues to make headlines on and off the court. Whilst the talent he possesses is unquestionable, Tomic continues to lack the mental fortitude needed to be a force on the ATP Tour week in, week out. As an unseeded player in the draw, he could go under the radar here. At 11/2 with Bet365; he certainly has the raw materials to cause an upset this week.
Number 4 seed John Millman is the next in line in Australian tennis. He finds himself back in the city where he sprang to fame last season after beating Roger Federer at the 2018 US Open. He has subsequently broken into the world’s top 50 and his consistent game could hold him in good stead this week. Millman is 11/10 with 888sport to win the second quarter and reach the semi-finals. American youngster Reilly Opelka has already defeated French stalwart Adrian Mannarino this week and looks full of confidence currently. Standing at nearly 7 feet tall, Opelka is renowned for his huge serve and all-round power game; this makes the slick courts in New York ideal for his game.
He will be willed on by home fans too and at 2/1 with MansionBet, could well be the man to watch here. Experienced Uzbekistani campaigner Denis Istomin is a regular at this level and continues to churn out results, year in, year out. Having nearly slipped out of the world’s top 100, he will be keen for a run here in New York and at 10/3 with Unibet, he also could be a good punt in the congested second quarter.
Number 3 seed Steve Johnson headlines the third quarter in New York; he will be hoping 2019 is an improvement on what was a quiet 2018. Having home support backing him will be useful for the 29-year old who tends to play his best tennis on hard courts. Johnson is 5/4 with Bet-at-Home to progress from the third quarter.
Italian veteran Paolo Lorenzi is one of the oldest competitors on tour and he continues to churn out the results (having already defeated Tennys Sandgren this week). He perhaps doesn’t possess the power game of some of his fellow players; however, at 7/2 with Ladbrokes, he could be a good shout to reach the last 4 this week. Another young talent looking to make a name for himself this week is qualifier Brayden Schnur. The Canadian has reached the last 16 of an ATP 250 for the very first time; he is perhaps overpriced at 6/1 with Betfred to win the quarter.
Homegrown talents dominate the final quarter of the draw with second seed Frances Tiafoe the headline act. Having reached the last 16 in Melbourne last month, Tiafoe looks set to make an assault on the established order of men’s tennis; at the age of 21, he looks to have the world at his feet. With home support backing him, Tiafoe looks well placed at 10/11 with Bet365 to reach the last 4.
Another man that is sure to be backed by the New York crowd is Sam Querrey, the number 6 seed has endured difficult season in 2018 with injuries but his talents are undoubted. The big-serving Californian will be looking for yet another title in New York and at 13/8 with MansionBet he could be one to keep an eye on this week.
Moldovan Radu Albot is operating at his highest ever career ranking of 79 and looks to very comfortable with his game at this level. Despite his diminutive stature, Albot is a tough competitor and could well spring a surprise this week. At 5/1 with Unibet, he looks very much overpriced to potentially reach the semi-finals.
Here is our New York Open betting tips Quarter Betting Accumulator:
First Quarter – John Isner
Second Quarter – Reilly Opelka
Third Quarter – Steve Johnson
Fourth Quarter – Frances Tiafoe