The men begin their quarter finals matches while the women complete their’s: every game looks like a top encounter.
Gael Monfils, the first Frenchman to reach the quarters at a US Open since 2000, is 10/3 with Bet365 to beat Novak Djokovic in the 1st of today’s last 8 matches. Monfils has won the crowd at Flushing Meadows and will hope his new disciplined approach can give him a chance against Djokovic and win his first match against him in 5 attempts. Djokovic, just 3/10 at Boylesports, has hit a groove since nearly stumbling out to Troicki in Round 1. He was 2 shots from being pushed out at the first hurdle but since then has not looked back, culminating in a ruthless victory over Mardy Fish in Round 4. Djokovic can win this and set up a mouth watering tie with Federer or Soderling in the semis. Djokovic is 8/1 at Betdaq for the outright.
In the 2nd quarter, Robin Soderling and Roger Federer contest the tie of the round. Federer, master of this arena, immediately commands a 1/4 favouratism from Coral but it would be unwise to underestimate Soderling, 7/2 at Victor Chandler. Soderling was responsible for Federer’s ‘mini slump’ after the French Open earlier this year and there is something of a score to settle. Federer does have the advantage, especially on this surface, but there is no reason why Soderling cannot push him hard – Skybet offer a very tempting 8/11 that Soderling wins a set. Perhaps a correct score of 3-1 Federer would suffice (5/2 Totesport).
Kanepi and Zvonareva contest the other match, the latter a 1/3 fav with Betdaq. Unfortunately for the winner, they must face (probably) Wozniacki in the semi and the 11/1 about Zvonareva to win outright would seem fair enough (888sport).