Vasek Pospisil vs Tennys Sandgren Prediction & Betting Odds - US Open R2
August 29, 2019
Vasek Pospisil had been the second-best Canadian player on the ATP Tour behind Milos Raonic for years, facing the compatriot in the final in Washington 2014 and entering the top-30 at the beginning of 2014.
Entering the US Open with the protected ranking, Pospisil grabbed one of his best singles wins of recent years, toppling world no. 9 Karen Khachanov in five sets after almost four hours of play for the biggest victory since Indian Wells 2017!
Vasek defended nine out of 12 break points against the Russian and delivered four breaks to cross the finish line first, playing bold and aggressive tennis and clinching the pivotal points to find himself in the second round.
It was only the third Grand Slam win for the Canadian after reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2015, and will be hoping for more of the same against world no. 72 Tennys Sandgren who beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in similar circumstances as Vasek, requiring 5 tight sets and almost four hours to book his place in the second round.
In an important match for both players, Vasek and Tennys will give their best to win and advance into the third round in what should be a wide-open battle from start to finish.
Pospisil vs Sandgren Betting Lines & Picks
First off, the player who has managed to recover better after their previous marathons should get an early lead, with very little to separate them on the court. Vasek will try to win as many free points with his initial shot and keep the rallies as short as possible, breaking the rival’s rhythm with net rushings and aggressive approach.
According to bet365, Sandgren is the clear favorite for the win at -175 (1.57) against odds of +137 (2.37) although things will not be that easy for him, especially after that gruelling encounter against Tsonga from two days ago.
In the Total Sets betting lines, four sets at +162 (2.62) or even 5 sets +250 (3.50) look to be a very handy US Open betting picks here, as we are highly unlikely to see either player win in straight sets.
Pospisil vs Sandgren Final Pick: Pospisil to win a set @ -357 (1.28) with bet365