U.S. Open Tennis Day 3 predictions, picks & best bets: Teenage dream for Coco Gauff and Mirra Andreeva

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Round 2 of the US Open gets underway on Wednesday, when Novak Djokovic, Frances Tiafoe, Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek take the court. There is a lot of star power in action and plenty options with which to work in the betting markets. 

Let’s take a look at the best bets to be made on Day 3 of the year’s fourth and final Grand Slam, and also be sure to check out my best outright bets on both the men’s and women’s sides.

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Mirra Andreeva +5.5 games over Coco Gauff (-135)

This is a rough draw for Coco Gauff, just as it was at the French Open. These teenage sensations also faced each other at Roland Garros and Gauff won in 3 sets. The 19-year-old American may get the job done once again, but there is no reason to think it will be easy. Andreeva has been the breakout star on the WTA Tour in 2023 and her Grand Slam efforts include a fourth-round performance at Wimbledon as a qualifier. Meanwhile, Gauff endured an absolutely wild first-round match against Laura Siegemund on Monday night that was far more dramatic and competitive than anyone could have guessed. The world #6 could be in for another tough one on Wednesday afternoon.

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Roberto Carballes Baena +5.5 games over Aslan Karatsev (-125)

Roberto Carballes Baena upset #4 seed Holger Rune in the opening round. Rune has been less than 100% physically since Wimbledon, but Carballes Baena’s performance was still impressive. Now the draw opens up considerably for him in the form of Aslan Karatsev, who took advantage of a fatigued Jiri Lehecka on Monday after Lehecka had played and lost in the Winston-Salem final on Saturday. Karatsev had been 2-6 in his last eight matches heading into New York and he is 13-15 on hard courts over the past two seasons. Moreover, Karatsev is 0-3 lifetime in the head-to-head series with Carballes Baena. All of those meetings came on clay, but 0-3 is 0-3. The Spaniard knows he can win this contest outright and I think he will. The +5.5 game spread is just a bonus.

Laslo Djere -4 games over Hugo Gaston (-112)

Both of these guys are at their best on clay, but Laslo Djere is the more underrated of the two on hard courts. The Serb has won 17 matches on this surface over the past two seasons (24 if you count indoors). Moreover, he is coming off a third-round performance in Winston-Salem and impressively crushed Brandon Nakashima in the first round on Monday. Hugo Gaston is just 13-18 on hard courts dating back to the start of 2020. I think Djere will win this one and win it big.

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