Rogers Cup Day 6 Free Tennis Picks & Expert Best Bets
A little rain put a damper on the men’s side of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday, delaying one of the four quarterfinals. But semifinal action will go on as scheduled in both Montreal and Toronto on Saturday. Check out our Rogers Cup Day 6 Free Tennis Picks to help you cash in on the weekend slate!
(8) Serena Williams vs. Marie Bouzkova
In a rematch of the controversial 2018 U.S. Open final, Serena exacted revenge on Naomi Osaka with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory on Friday night. The 37-year-old has been struggling to pick up momentum this summer, but when she gets on a roll she really gets on a roll. And it’s safe to say she is rolling in Toronto. Serena has not surrendered a single set through three matches and there is no reason why she should on Saturday against a little-known opponent in Bouzkova, The world No. 91 has been good this week, but she has also been lucky (got a retirement after the first set from Simona Halep in the quarterfinals). This is where Bouzkova’s luck runs out.
Pick: Serena -5.5 games (-106)
(8) Daniil Medvedev vs. (6) Karen Khachanov
Medvedev, the No. 8 seed in Montreal, was favored over second-seeded Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. The 10th-ranked Russian more than lived up to that distinction by hammering Thiem 6-3, 6-1 on Friday afternoon, Medvedev is positively on fire at the moment, coming off a runner-up performance in Washington, D.C. and having lost only 13 total games through four matches this week. Khachanov benefited from a dreadful performance by 2017 Montreal champion Alexander Zverev, but the world No. 8 played several touch matches earlier in the week and may be more fatigued than his countryman. Make no mistake about it: Medvedev is favored over another higher seed for a reason.
Pick: Medvedev -2.5 games (-118)
*Best Value of the Day*: Sofia Kenin vs. Bianca Andreescu
Kenin is on Medvedev-level fire this week. In fact, like Medvedev she has been red hot the whole season. The 20-year-old American upset Serena at the French Open and ousted world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty earlier in this Toronto tournament. Kenin parlayed that result into victories over Dayana Yastremska (6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes) and Elina Svitolina (7-6(2), 6-4). Andreescu, on the other hand, has survived four consecutive three-setters. How she is still standing–even winning, in fact–is hard to fathom. Another win over a well-rested Kenin would be especially shocking.
Pick: Kenin to win (-138)