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Attacking Verdasco to lead rise of the underdogs on US Open day three

01 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Attacking Verdasco to lead rise of the underdogs on US Open day three

The giantkillers are coming to Flushing Meadows, which is exciting news for both viewers and your accumulator

187/100 – Fernando Verdasco to beat Milos Raonic

After an encouraging start to the season, Milos Raonic’s persistent foot injury has halted his progress and dented his confidence.

The big-serving Canadian is massively undercooked for the US Open, having won just four times in eight matches since withdrawing from the French Open.

Fernando Verdasco, Raonic’s second-round opponent, is extremely dangerous, though not always consistent.

The Spaniard enjoys an upset – downing the likes of Nadal and Tsonga this season – while his three wins from his last four meetings with Raonic will give him confidence.

6/4 – Teymuraz Gabashvili to beat Andreas Seppi

Teymuraz Gabashvili has long been one of the most exciting players on the ATP Tour, but has not always been able to perform to his full potential.

The 2015 season has seen an end to this underachievement, though, with the powerful Russian winning three Challenger titles and making it to the fourth round of the French Open.

After recently defeating Andy Murray in Washington, Gabashvili Andreas Seppi, who has won just two of his last five matches.

137/100 – Pablo Cuevas to beat Fabio Fognini

Flamboyant? Yes. Exciting? You bet. A hard-court player? No.

Fabio Fognini’s struggles on tennis’ primary surface have continued in 2015: the Italian has lost all of his seven hard-court matches prior to his shock first-round win over Steve Johnson.

Lightning is unlikely to strike twice for Fognini on Wednesday, however, with Cuevas coming into the clash on the back of his best-ever season on tour.

Like Fognini, Cuevas’ favourite surface is clay, but the Uruguayan is competent on the Plexicushion courts on offer at the Open, having already beaten Jarkko Nieminen and Nicolas Almagro on the surface in 2015.

11/5 – Sam Groth to beat Tommy Robredo

Sam Groth holds the record for the fastest serve of all time – 163mph – and it is this cannon delivery that should see the Aussie progress past Robredo.

On the back of a career-best season, Groth statistically leads Tommy on first and second serve points won, as well as service games won and break-points saved.

As the sets inevitably head towards tie-breaks, Groth also has the edge.

The big Aussie has won 64 per cent of tie-breaks this season – Robredo, in comparison, has won just 30 – giving him the advantage in high-pressure situations.

A £10 on the four-fold accumulator returns £595.16*.

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