Andy Murray returned to action last week in the Cincinnati Masters and put up some decent wins over Frances Tiafoe and Alex Zverev.
He isn’t the player he once was, but I think he’s in with a shot at a deep run here given the weak field.
I like the matchup for him here against Nishioka and will take him -1.5 sets at $1.67.
Murray tends to struggle the most against big servers on hard courts, which we saw last week against Raonic.
Nishioka is a very similar player archetype to Murray, but he doesn’t really have the serve or power to trouble him.
Early reports are that the US Open service is relatively slow this year, which should only further aid Murray’s return game.
3-0 at $2.63 looks decent value in what should be a straight-forward win, but I’ll opt with the -1.5 sets to be extra safe.
Opting for another multi on the men’s draw today, this time featuring 4 legs and paying out $1.99.
Marin Cilic has historically done very well in the US Open and will take on veteran Denis Kudla here.
I think the court and conditions should very much suit Cilic, who makes up the bulk of our multi at $1.33.
Leg 2 sees Bautista-Agut take on Tennys Sandgren, paying out odds of $1.22.
Like Carreno Busta yesterday, RBA is one of the more dependable veterans on tour and I don’t see any trouble for him in this matchup.
Thiem has a ton of pressure on him as the #2 seed here and I doubt a baseliner like him faults in round 1, currently at $1.06.
Rounding out the multi we’ve got young gun Andrey Rublev, who has a great matchup against the ageing Chardy.
All this combines for a solid 4-leg multi at near even money.