The second round of the US Open concludes on Thursday, and there is plenty of British interest in the men’s draw, with Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper all hoping to extend their stay at Flushing Meadows.
British women Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage are also in action, with Burrage faced with arguably the biggest match of her career as she tackles world number two Aryna Sabalenka.
Murray’s meeting with former world number three Grigor Dimitrov promises to be one of the tightest contests of the day, but we have picked out three value bets in order for punters to enhance the fun.
Michael Mmoh to beat John Isner @ 10/11
Bookmakers are struggling to separate the pair in this all-American second-round tussle, but Michael Mmoh looks ready to rise to the challenge.
Mmoh stunned Russian 11th seed Karen Khachanov in the opening round, and that is another excellent result in a series of positive performances from the American.
At Wimbledon, Mmoh upset Felix Auger-Aliassime while in Washington earlier this month, he accounted for seeded star Hubert Hurkacz.
That shows what the 25-year-old Floridian is capable of, and he looks a good price to overcome his veteran compatriot, John Isner.
Isner’s primary weapon is his power-packed serve, but if you nullify that, then it is likely that you are going to nullify the giant Carolinian.
The 38-year-old has never been the most agile, and Mmoh’s tactic should be to get him moving and attract him into the net.
Sebastian Baez to beat Felipe Meligeni Alves 3-0 @ 13/10
Sebastian Baez’s recent form has announced him as a potential star of the future, and the 22-year-old Argentinian should have few concerns brushing aside Felipe Meligeni Alves.
Baez arrived at Flushing Meadows on the back of claiming consecutive titles at the Kitzbuhel Open and the Winston Salem Open, and he took his winning run to 11 with an emphatic victory over Borna Coric in round one.
The Buenos Aires boy outclassed 27th seed Coric 7-5 7-5 6-1, a performance that suggests he should be able to record another straight-set victory over Meligeni Alves.
The Brazilian is ranked at world number 168, and, being South American, it is no surprise that he is at his most devastating on a clay surface.
Sofia Kenin to beat Daria Kasatkina @ 15/8
Things haven’t gone well for Sofia Kenin since she made her breakthrough by winning the 2020 Australian Open, but the 24-year-old still has time on her side.
And recent performances have been filled with enough promise to suggest she can spring a surprise on 13th seed Daria Kasatkina.
Kenin defeated her world number six compatriot Coco Gauff at Wimbledon in July, and it was a fairly dominant display from her against Ana Bogdan in round one of her home Grand Slam.
American players can get a pretty big lift from the crowd at Flushing Meadows, and that can inspire Kenin to success against Kasatkina, who required three sets to see off Alycia Parks in her opening-round clash.