2019 US Open Men’s Round 1 Odds, Preview & Picks

The best men’s tennis players in the world head to Flushing Meadows on Monday for the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. The final major tennis tournament of the year is expected to showcase the Big 3: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. All three start their quest for U.S. Open next Monday and Tuesday. Check out the  2019 US Open betting analysis and free picks for twelve of the top Round 1 matchups!

2019 US Open Men’s Round 1 Odds, Preview & Picks

  • When: August 26 – August 27
  • Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NY
  • Surface: Hard
  • TV: ESPN /ESPN2 / ESPN+
  • Live Stream: ESPN+

Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Carballes Baena

26-year-old Roberto Carballes Baena has a 16-16 singles record this year. He last played at the Winston-Salem Open where Sam Querrey knocked him out in Round 2. Djokovic wins this in straight sets.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Novak Djokovic

Sam Querrey vs Juan Ignacio Londero

Argentinian Juan Ignacio Londero ran into Roger Federer in Round 2 at the Western & Southern Open in his last. Federer beat him in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Opponent Sam Querrey had a decent Wimbledon run. He played well at the Western & Southern Open losing to Andrey Rublev in 4 sets in Round 3. Querrey should get past Londero on Monday.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Sam Querrey

Denis Kudla vs Janko Tipsarevic

Kudla is 9-20 in singles matches this year. At the Winston-Salem Open, Robin Haase ended his tournament early even though the second set went to a tiebreaker set. Tipsarevic hasn’t played any singles matches in 2019. Kudla has the edge.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Denis Kudla

Steve Darcis vs Dusan Lajovic

Jao Sousa beat Darcis 6-4, 6-4 in Darcis’ last match. He faces one of the underdogs with a shot in Round 1 at the U.S. Open in Dusan Lajovic. John Isner knocked out Lajovic in Round 1 at the Western & Southern Open, but Dusan has won a singles title this year. He should easily handle Darcis.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Dusan Lajovic

Hubert Hurkacz vs Jeremy Chardy

Hubert Hurkacz made it to the Winston-Salem Open quarterfinals. He’s actually got a match at 9:00pm ET on August 22. Win or lose, he’s in good form. Frances Chardy bowed out to Frances Tiafoe in his last. Chardy has won 3 doubles titles in 2019. If Hurkacz plays over the weekend, Chardy might catch a tired opponent.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Jeremy Chardy

Laslo Djere vs Miomir Kecmanovic

Djere has a singles title in 2019. That gives him an edge over Kecmanovic. But, Miomir lost to a great player at the Winston-Salem Open, Denis Shapovalov. Kecmanovic can beat Djere next week.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Miomir Kecmanovic

Zachary Svajda vs Kevin Anderson

There are no stats on 16-year-old Zachary Svajda. Teen women tennis players can have success because women mature quicker than men. Svajda should have no shot versus Kevin Anderson. He probably doesn’t. But, the kid doesn’t know he’s overmatched and will just walk onto the court and play tennis. Who knows? He might be the male Cori “Coco” Gauff.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Zachary Zvajda

Fabio Fognini vs Reilly Opelka

Fognini versus Opelka should be a tight match. Opelka is a 21-year-old up and coming American. Fognini can surprise once in a while, like when it took Rafael Nadal 3 sets to beat him at the Rogers Cup. Fognini should win this. Don’t be surprised if Opelka makes him work for it.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Fabio Fognini

Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs Daniil Medvedev

Gunneswaran has a 4-12 singles record this year. He faces the hottest tennis player to enter the U.S. Open in Round 1 in Daniil Medvedev. How hot is Medvedev? He won the Western & Southern Open, beating Novak Djokovic on his way to the title. Daniil easily wins.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Daniil Medvedev

Nicolas Jarry vs Milos Raonic

Jarry had a bad Winston-Salem Open. He does have a nice 19-16 record. Milos Raonic shouldn’t win the U.S. Open, but he’ll escape the first round with a victory. Raonic’s just better than Jarry. So, unless he retires, he wins.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Milos Raonic

John Millman vs Rafael Nadal

We know how good Rafa is. Does Millman have any shot of beating him? It doesn’t look like it. Not with a 14-21 singles record and a loss to Steve Johnson in his last.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Rafael Nadal

Thomas Fabbiano vs Dominic Thiem

If you ask most tennis fans which player has the best shot of upsetting the Big 3, they’ll tell you it’s Dominic Thiem. Thiem can hang with Rafa, Djoker, and FedEx. It took Rafael Nadal 4 sets to beat Thiem at the French Open Finals. This after Thiem beat Novak Djokovic in 5 sets. Thiem should cruise into Round 2.

US Open Men’s Round 1 Pick: Dominic Thiem

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