US Open Men’s Semifinals Winning Predictions
While French superstar Gael Monfils has long been hailed as the most athletic player on the ATP World Tour, it’s also been widely proclaimed that the electrifying Frenchman’s penchant for flair and entertainment is what has kept him from ever hoisting a grand slam trophy.
Now, with a new mindset and a clearly different approach to the game, Monfils, ranked 12th in the ATP rankings, is maximizing his chances of winning, which, undoubtedly, wasn’t the case prior to this year. With a semifinal matchup at the 2016 U.S. Open looming, tennis bettors everywhere need to know if Monfils can pull off the upset over World No. 1 Nova Djokovic. Let’s find out now the latest betting odds.
In Depth Analysis On The US Open Men’s Semifinals Winning Predictions
2016 US Open Men’s Semifinals Odds
Novak Djokovic -6.5
Gael Monfils +6.5
Analysis: The 29-year-old Novak Djokovic has compiled a perfect 12-0 record against the 30-year-old Monfils, most recently beating the Frenchman 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinal round at the 2016 Rogers Cup in Canada. Prior to that, Djokovic beat Monfils twice in 2014, at the 1000 Masters in Paris and again, in Canada at the Rogers Cup.
Gael Monfils has gone 35-11 this season with one title and looks like a great pick at +550, not to mention, he’s clearly playing the best tennis of his career. Novak Djokovic has gone 51-5 this season with seven titles, but hasn’t absolutely been on fire recently and could be vulnerable against the athletic Monfils.
However, having said of all this, no matter how hard I try t envision Monfils beating Djokovic, I just don’t see it happening. I like Novak Djokovic to get the job done in four sets minimum and likely five. Either way, the World No. 1 prevails.
My Pick: Novak Djokovic in Four Sets
Total Games: 35.5
Analysis: The good news for tennis bettors thinking about wagering on Monfils is that two of his last four matches against Novak Djokovic have gone the distance, with one ending in a tie-breaker.
Right now, the way Monfils is playing, I think this matchup goes at least four sets and probably at least 10 games per set, making the Over 35.5 total games the pick for me.
My Pick: Over 35.5 Total Games