Henri Laaksonen will play Denis Shapovalov in the 2nd round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York on Thursday evening (local time)
Henri Laaksonen came through his first round tie with Italy’s Marco Cecchinato in five sets, with the Swiss 27 year-old winning all his three sets on tie-breaks.
The 20 year-old Denis Shapovalov had a comprehensive straight sets victory (6-1 6-1 6-4) over fellow Canadian prospect Felix Auger-Aliassime in the 1st round. The Canadian’s best result of the season to date was in reaching the semi-finals in Salem and Miami.
The Swiss player’s best result of the current season was in reaching the final in the Rome Challenger and the Bangkok Challenger.
This will be the first ever meeting between the players, but those first round performances, in addition to Laaksonen having a current ATP ranking of 119 compared to Shapovalov’s ranking of 33 (an indication that Shapovalov has been competing at a higher level), strongly suggest that the Canadian should win this game.
Henri Laaksonen vs Denis Shapovalov Betting Lines & Pick
The vast majority of US Open tennis predictions will certainly favour the Canadian Denis Shapovalov. The latest betting markets certainly indicate that Shapovalov should win, with him being a mere -1000 (1.10) with bet365 in Match Result betting, with Laaksonen at +700 (8.00) with Betway Sports.
Those betting odds on Shapovalov are way too short to bet, so it makes sense to look elsewhere for a value US Open bet in this game. In the Set Betting lines, the best line on Shapovalov to win 3-0 is -150 (1.66) with Betway Sports. That looks the most likely outcome if the Canadian is on his game and is therefore the tip here.
US Open Tennis Pick: Set Betting – Denis Shapovalov to win 3-0 @ -150 (1.66) with Betway