One of the most funny match scheduled for today in US OPEN will be the match between Tsonga and Shapovalov. Bookmakers say that Tsonga is the favourite to win this match (maybe they are right) but odds should be much more balanced imo.
Tsonga won a very easy first round against Copil in 3 sets in almost 2 hours of play. He served very good winning 94% of points with his serve but only 44% with his 2nd. He conceded 4 break points saving all of them. It's clear that today it will be a different story. Tsonga is not playing that good as showed in the previous tournaments on hard courts. In fact, before US OPEN, he lost in the 1st round in Cincinnati and Montreal against Querrey and Karlovic. His serve was good but nothing special in the first round as he won big amount of points only with his first serve...he served with more than 60% of first serve and I don't think that it will be the same today against a much more stronger opponent.
Shapovalov, on the other hand, was absolutely incredible in the previous tournaments. On hard court, after winning a challenger and losing only in the semifinal in the other one, he played an amazing tournament in Montreal. He defeated Rafael Nadal losing only in the semifinals against Zverev but still playing good (he was a little bit tired). In the first round here in US OPEN, he won against Medvedev in 3 sets (not an easy opponent). Shapovalov is absolutely on fire in the last matches and he knows that this is a big chance for him...he will not have any fear.
Shapovalov showed that he can be the real future of tennis. He will be fully motivated against Tsonga and the crowd will be on his favour without doubts. I think that he has much more chances to win this match than bookmakers give to him. I will bet on Shapovalov to win with big value imo. Odds for Shapovalov to win should be much more lower imo.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- PickShapovalov to win 1
- Odds+200 Bet365
- Match result0-3 (+16.00)
Last 10 J-W. Tsonga
|18.09.18||P. Gojowczyk - J-W. Tsonga||2-1||Metz|
|10.02.18||J-W. Tsonga - L. Pouille||Montp|
|09.02.18||A. Rublev - J-W. Tsonga||0-2||Montp|
|08.02.18||N. Mahut - J-W. Tsonga||1-2||Montp|
|19.01.18||N. Kyrgios - J-W. Tsonga||3-1||Austr|
|17.01.18||D. Shapovalov - J-W. Tsonga||2-3||Austr|
|15.01.18||K. King - J-W. Tsonga||0-3||Austr|
|26.11.17||J-W. Tsonga - D. Goffin||0-3||Davis|
|24.11.17||J-W. Tsonga - S. Darcis||3-0||Davis|
|01.11.17||J. Benneteau - J-W. Tsonga||2-1||Paris|
Last 10 D. Shapovalov
|19.09.18||D. Shapovalov - A. Menendez-Maceiras||2-0||St. P|
|16.09.18||D. Shapovalov - T. De Bakker||Davis|
|14.09.18||D. Shapovalov - R. Haase||3-2||Davis|
|31.08.18||D. Shapovalov - K. Anderson||2-3||Us Op|
|29.08.18||D. Shapovalov - A. Seppi||3-2||Us Op|
|27.08.18||D. Shapovalov - F. Auger-Aliassime||Us Op|
|16.08.18||M. Raonic - D. Shapovalov||2-0||Cinci|
|15.08.18||D. Shapovalov - K. Edmund||2-0||Cinci|
|13.08.18||F. Tiafoe - D. Shapovalov||1-2||Cinci|
|09.08.18||R. Haase - D. Shapovalov||2-0||Toron|