I will post a list of players I love at their price (winners), players that are overpriced (unforced errors), and some underdogs that could be interchangeable in a couple of teams if you are in search of a low salary upset.
– Denis Shapovalov ($10,300) – Whilst Bernard Tomic may put up a fight or even cause some sort of upset here today, I think if you are gunning for the top spot in this competition you need to consider Shapovalov. It will still be hot and humid when these two players take to the court, and there is certainly the possibility that Tomic may not have the tank to grind out, which could lead to a one-sided set late and a decent number of aces.
– Garbine Muguruza ($10,400) – It is hard to fault her form, and with Liudmila Samsonova having to play a long 3-set match yesterday (was delayed to give Badosa more time after coming out of hard quarantine and Muguruza playing in the final on Sunday), I think Muguruza’s easy win yesterday will hold her in good stead here today as well.
– Alexander Bublik ($8,700) – Aces may be on the menu for Bublik, who gets Lajovic off an unconvincing win in round 1 over Stakhovsky. Has the potential to rack up a very big score here if he is ‘on’.
– Serena Williams ($10,800) – Salary looks a touch too steep in these conditions for my liking. Of all the players above $10,000, herself and Thiem are the two that are least value in my opinion.
– Pedro Martinez ($6,100) – I wrote about this match as being one potential of having an upset. Ruusuvuori coming off a 5 set match with limited 5-set experience to this stage of his career is a spot I am happy to oppose in these conditions. Martinez looks a good chance in this one.
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