Brooksby vs Fritz Prediction: US Open Tennis Betting Picks
September 2, 2021
Brooksby vs Fritz pits two Americans against one another in the second round of the US Open from Queens. Both Americans got through their first round match in four sets, looking strong on their way to round two. In this round of tennis picks, we take a look at Jenson Brooksby and Taylor Fritz and determine which player is going to advance to round three as a representative of the United States.
Jenson Brooksby vs Taylor Fritz Betting Pick
Jenson Brooksby has had a very strong summer, with the 20 year old making the semifinals in Washington before picking up a win at the US Open. That US Open win came in four sets against an in-form Mikael Ymer, who made the final at Winston-Salem the weekend before the US Open started. Now Brooksby will look to follow up his first round win with a victory over a higher seeded American in Fritz.
For that to happen, Brooksby is going to need to continue putting pressure on the serve of his opponents like he did against Ymer. The American had 20 break points against Ymer, converting on 11 of those opportunities to set himself apart. Against Fritz, who has a more effective serve than Ymer, Brooksby may not have as many looks at breaking serve. But if he can be efficient with those chances, he could very well win the match.
Taylor Fritz was struggling for form heading into the US Open, having lost his last four matches prior to the final Grand Slam of the year. But Fritz managed to get the job done in the first round against Alex De Minaur in the first round in New York, taking advantage of a player in De Minaur who had been playing poorly himself heading into this event. Now, Fritz will have to play an in-form Brooksby for the right to move to round three.
Fritz had some injury concerns to overcome late in his win over De Minaur, with trainers taping up his foot prior to the end of the match. And Fritz will need to be at his physical best if he is going to deal with a player like Brooksby, whose variety can leave players off-balance at times. Just how much Fritz is feeling the effects of whatever was ailing him will go a long way toward determining how this match plays out.
Brooksby vs Fritz is a matchup that has never taken place before, despite the match featuring two Americans. This contest could come down to returning serve more than each player’s ability to serve, especially with Brooksby not being a player to fill up the ace column. And with Brooksby winning 5% more return points this year on this surface than Fritz, he could have a real advantage in that regard.
This should be a very entertaining match, as Brooksby appears to be comfortable with playing on a stage like this at an early age. Both players should have their chances to break in this match, but Brooksby being the better returner should be enough for him to seal the deal. In what should be a tight match, Brooksby will do just enough to pick up the win.
US Open Betting FAQ
What is the latest with the Tsitsipas controversy?
The latest with the Tsitsipas controversy is that he took another long bathroom break after dropping a set. After that long break, Adrian Mannarino seemed to stiffen up and could barely complete the match against Tsitsipas. It was another scene that will raise eyebrows, and even elicited some boos from the New York crowd.
What other bets are worth making on Thursday?
In terms of other bets worth making on Thursday, Alexander Bublik should be able to get the better of Jack Sock. Also, Kei Nishikori should be able to take down Mackenzie McDonald in a match that will go a long way toward showing us whether or not Nishikori is on the path back to playing elite level tennis.
Can Griekspoor push Djokovic at all in their match?
No, Tallon Griekspoor is not going to be able to push Novak Djokovic at all in their second round match at the US Open. Holger Rune managed to take a set off of Djokovic and was still thoroughly destroyed by the time that first round encounter was done. Something similar will happen to Griekspoor even if he is able to snag a set from the world number one.