Flushing Meadows plays host to the final Grand Slam tournament of the year and Saturday sees the third round continue across the men’s and women’s draws.
Below, the sports.bwin.com/en/news tipping task force highlights four of the best bets from the firm’s US Open odds on day six.
Dimitrov’s romantic conquests ensure he has a higher profile than his opponent and the Bulgarian also won their most recent encounter in October 2015.
However, Sousa took the first set in that Kuala Lumpur skirmish and won both the pair’s previous showdowns, including at this tournament three years prior.
Rhode Island teenager Donaldson has been a sensation in Queens, belying his youth and lowly ATP ranking to scythe down world number 14 David Goffin 3-1 in the first round.
He then proved himself impervious to the post-upset-bounce that so often accounts for surprise victors at the majors by doing away with Viktor Troicki at the second stage in straight sets.
After felling both men in such assured fashion, there’s no reason why he can’t bounce big serving Croat Karlovic, who was taken to five sets in round one by world number 73 Lu Yen-hsun.
Karlovic’s compatriot and Donaldson’s contemporary, Konjuh is going places, but so far the second round has been the ceiling of her Slam progress and the jolly could fall to seasoned campaigner Lepchenko here.
The American beat 2014 semi-finalist Shuai Peng in her opener, before defying the odds to end world number 15 Timea Bacsinszky’s involvement in her second match.
Just one rung on the WTA ladder separates this pair, with the higher-rated Zhang another outsider well worth backing, having reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 Australian Open after beginning it in qualifying.
Top-ten practitioners Simona Halep and Madison Keys fell by the wayside on that charge and the way she swept world number 17 Sam Stosur aside 6-3, 6-3 in round two suggests Shuai is mustard for going deep in another hard-court Slam