The US hard court swing gathers pace for 2018 as some of the biggest names in tennis descend on the American capital, looking for form and points with the US Open looming large at the end of August. With former Grand Slam winners Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka stepping up their returns from lengthy injury breaks here in Washington, it promises to be a fascinating week.
Outright Betting Tips
The US hard court season is one of the most grueling periods for the players who will be wanting to find form here:
Here’s a look at some of our favourites for the Washington Citi Open title:
Alexander Zverev – 4/1 (William Hill) – The young German burst on the scene exactly one year ago here in Washington and looks very well placed to defend his title. His all-court game style looks well suited to the hard courts here in the American capital and he should be the man to beat here.
Andy Murray – 7/1 (Ladbrokes) – Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray returns to the tour and has set his sights on finding form before the US Open. Plagued with a hip injury that has ruled him out for almost a year, it’s hard to gauge where he’s at but he’s more than capable at this level.
John Isner – 8/1 (Coral) – The giant American is currently playing some of the best tennis of his career and was desperately unlucky to lose out in the Wimbledon semi-final to Kevin Anderson. Fresh off his win in Atlanta last week he’s up to number 8 in the world and is a good shout here.
Kei Nishikori – 14/1 (10 Bet) – Special ‘K’ looked back to his best at Wimbledon – defeating Nick Kyrgios on his way to the last 8. Another man bouncing back from injury but looks to be finding form and always enjoys the quicker hard courts.
Nick Kyrgios – 14/1 (Bet Victor) – The enigmatic Aussie hasn’t been in in the best of form during the grass court swing but is a more than capable contender in any tournament he plays.
Kyle Edmund – 16/1 (Betway) – The Brit has had a sensational 2018 – reaching the last 4 at the Australian Open and cracking the world’s top 25 and he’ll enjoy the quick courts here.
Hyeon Chung – 18/1 (Betfred) – Fellow Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung is also on the injury comeback trail but looked great at the start of the year and is a real star of the future.
Stefanos Tsitsipas- 25/1 (Bet Bright) – Another star of tomorrow Stefanos Tsitsipas has been in sensational form all year and will want to demonstrate his hard court prowess here.
Top betting Tips
Top Pick – John Isner – 8/1 (Coral)
Outside Pick – Kei Nishikori –14/1 (10 Bet)