Tennis: Federer looms once again in Noventi Open

The grass season is in full swing in the lead-up to Wimbledon come mid-June, and for the Noventi Open at Halle, that usually means Roger Federer. The Swiss ace has been nearly as dominant at the German grass tournament as Rafael Nadal has been at the French Open. He has won the event nine times, and in three of those—the most recent being 2017—he didn't drop a set in the tournament. He's also been the beaten finalist three times, including [...]

Tennis: French Open Betting Preview

Can anyone beat Rafael Nadal? As it has been for the past 14 years, this is the only question for punters heading into the French Open. French Open Free Picks: Men's Play: Rafael Nadal (+110), Dominic Thiem (+500) Women's Play: Kiki Bertens (+800), Karolina Pliskova (+1400), Johanna Konta (+4000) Given that he's won the event 11 times, it's hard to bet against him. But for the moment, he's at better than even money. His +110 quote reflects a less-than-dominant run [...]

Tennis: Monte-Carlo Masters Semifinals Preview

The ATP Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals take place Saturday, with Dusan Lajovic battling Daniil Medvedev and Borin Coric taking on Rafael Nadal. Dusan Lajovic vs. (10) Daniil Medvedev Lajovic handled Lorenzo Sonego in the quarterfinals 6-4, 7-5. It was Lajovic's fourth straight match where he didn't allow his opponent to win a set. Before defeating Sonego, he took care of Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-3. Lajovic's had no hiccups on his way to the semifinals. No other player left in the Monte-Carlo [...]

Tennis: Monte-Carlo Masters Quarterfinals Preview

The ATP Monte-Carlo Masters has reached the quarterfinals stage, with the top two men’s tennis players on the planet still alive. Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are in action Friday. Dusan Lajovic vs. Lorenzo Sonego In his last match Lajovic upset No. 4 Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-3. The 28-year-old Serbian has played very well during the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he’s handled Malik Jaziri 6-4, 6-4 and David Goffin 6-3, 6-4. Sonego will try to be the first to push [...]

Wednesday Matchups: U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship

Three tennis matches are set for Wednesday in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Reilly Opelka faces Casper Ruud, Christian Garin takes on Jeremy Chardy, and Bernard Tomic goes against Marcel Granollers. Check out head-to-head matchup BetAmerica odds, along with analysis and free picks for all three ATP matches in Houston. Reilly Opelka -115 vs. Casper Ruud -110  The 21-year-old U.S. player Reilly Opelka lasted all the way until the third round at the Miami Open. His performance was eye-opening, [...]

U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship Preview

The only ATP-level clay-court tournament in the U.S. kicked off April 8 in Houston at the 2019 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships. The 28-player ATP 250 contest at River Oaks Country Club features a mix of veteran talent and young up-and-comers, including 21-year-olds Taylor Fritz (+1050) and Reilly Opelka, the current favorite at +675 as of Monday. Opelka, a 6’11” Florida native, earned his first ATP tournament title at the New York Open in February and [...]

2019 Australian Open Futures – Farewell, Andy Murray

To say that Andy Murray deserves better should go without saying. A champion of all the right causes, and a decent bloke to boot, Murray is stepping away from the sport he loves (and is awesome at) due to a hip injury that doesn't seem to be getting any better. It's a very tragic start to the tour, but also breaks up the Big Four. Murray's 2019 Australian Open futures odds have been adjusted. Novak Djokovic (+160 2019 Australian Open Futures) [...]

Halep’s First Round Exit Stuns Women’s Bracket of U.S. Open

by Alastair Bull Punters could be in for another turbulent women’s singles major after the defeat of the top seed on the first day of the U.S. Open. Following on from Wimbledon, where none of the top-10 seeds made it to the quarter-finals, top seed Simona Halep was knocked out on day one by the unseeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-2 6-4. Kanepi is ranked 44th in the world. Halep was near the top of the market but with just [...]

Djokovic Favored To Win 2018 U.S. Open

by Alastair Bull Novak Djokovic will head into the 2018 U.S. Open a deserved favorite after a great comeback from injury in 2018. Djokovic needed elbow surgery following a fourth-round exit in the Australian Open, and it took him a while to return to form. He did so splendidly in Wimbledon, beating Kevin Anderson in the final after overcoming Rafael Nadal in five hours and 17 minutes in the semifinal. The 31-year-old Serb was beaten by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the [...]