Tuesday sees the arrival of the big guns in North Carolina as the top seeds enter the fray. Home favourite John Isner headlines the order of play in what promises to be an intriguing day of tennis. Roberto Bautista Agut is the number one seed here and he will be looking to hit the ground running too with less than a week to go until the final major of the year gets going in New York next week.
With so many in-form men in action on Tuesday – it promises to be an enthralling day of tennis.
John Isner vs Andrey Kuznetsov
2011 and 2012 champion Isner returns to the Winston Salem Open in the hope of continuing his form before his home grand slam. His form over the US hard court swing has gradually improved over the past few weeks and his semi-final showing in Cincinnati suggests he’s finding form at the right time and he’s 1/4 with Ladbrokes to win here.
He faces a tricky opening opponent in Kuznetsov who hasn’t been at his best this season but has been ranked as high as 39 in the world previously and will be keen to upset the Isner homecoming party here and Kuznetsov is best priced at 11/4 with William Hill.
Head to Head
This is the first time these 2 players have met on the ATP Tour.
Isner has been in fine form but will be very aware of the threats Kuznetsov can pose. The big-serving American looks good value at 4/5 to win in straight sets with Sky Bet.
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Dusan Lajovic
Top seed Bautista Agut will be eager to avenge his opening round defeat in Cincinnati last week and pick up some match practice here. The Spaniard has become well established in the top 15 players in the world this season and looks well placed at 2/7 with Coral to win this one.
Lajovic has only just begun his hard court swing (this is his only his third hard court match in the US Open run) and he won comfortably against Chrysochos in round 1. He has been operating predominantly at Challenger level recently so this will be a step up in class – which is reflected in his odds of 11/4 with Paddy Power.
Head to Head
This will be the 4th match between the pair with Bautista Agut comfortably leading the head to head 3:0. Their last meeting took place in the Australian Open in 2016 which Bautista Agut edged in 5 sets.
Despite the gulf in the rankings, this one could be a close match so backing the tie to go to 3 sets represents good value at 6/4 with Ladbrokes.
Thiago Monteiro vs Paolo Lorenzi
Seventh seed Paolo Lorenzi will be looking to get some momentum going here at the Winston Salem Open and he looks to have a favourable draw in North Carolina. This will be only his 4th match in the American hard court swing and he’ll be feeling the need for match practice and he’s 4/7 with Coral to win this one.
Monteiro came through a tough looking opening match against Dolgopolov quite comfortably on Sunday and looks to be in good form in 2017. The Brazilian is 6/4 with William Hill to cause an upset here.
Head to Head
This is the first meeting between these 2 players on the ATP Tour.
Lorenzi has a lot more experience at tour level and knows how to grind out results on the tour – he looks good at 6/4 to win in straight sets with Betway.
- Paolo Lorenzi vs Thiago Monteiro – Lorenzi to win
- John Isner vs Andrey Kuznetsov – Isner to win
- Roberto Bautista Agut vs Dusan Lajovic to win
Backing these 3 players to win pays 2.63/1 with Coral.