Cash with the Flash: U.S. Open Best Bets focus today is Day Six of the U.S. Open. We’ve done well here and if you are tailing this column, you would be 17-3 in your wagers at the United States Tennis Championships. And that’s what we’re after here at Win Daily Sports; we want you to always make your best bets and I have some opportunities to Cash with the Flash at the Open on Saturday.
Isner is an American playing in his home tournament where his highest finish was a quarterfinal appearance in the 2018 event. Isner is a big server and he faces Croatian Marin Cilic. Cilic is also a big server and he won the 2014 U.S. Open. Both players have had a relatively easy time entering this matchup and Cilic owns an 8-3 lifetime record over Isner with the American winning three of their past five matches. Big serving is what these two fellas do and Isner is currently better at it than Cilic is. Isner should have the home crowd behind him and the smaller venue is only going to help him. John Isner is one of your best bets for Saturday.
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American Taylor Townsend has reached the third round of her home tournament for the first time in her career. Sorana Cirstea is also making her first appearance in the third round of this event. Townsend has had to fight with both her matches going the three-set distance including a second-round upset over #4 seed Simona Halep. Cirstea is coming off a three-set win over Aliona Bolsova and has played five sets in her two victories. There’s a danger with Townsend coming off arguably the biggest win of her career, that she could suffer a letdown and I that is exactly what I see happening here against a much more experienced player on Saturday. Make Cash with the Flash and place a wager on Sorana Cirstea beating Taylor Townsend one of your best bets on Saturday.
15-year old American Cori “Coco” Gauff has had come from behind wins in her last two matches and enters a Third-Round showdown with World Number One and defending U.S Open Champion Naomi Osaka on Saturday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium. After a first-round hiccup, Osaka has breezed through her draw. The two have never played each other officially, but practice together regularly.
While most teenagers would be overwhelmed by the occasion of playing the World Number One on Stadium Court in a Major, I don’t see this happening to Gauff. Osaka tends to shrink under pressure and has spoken about that often. It won’t be easy, but I see Coco defeating Naomi on Saturday night. It’s worth a couple of shekels to me to find out if I’m right and I’m making Gauff one of my Cash with the Flash best bets for Saturday!!
Bencic had a slight hiccup in her second-round match with Alize Cornet but otherwise has breezed through this event. Anett Kontaveit had her hiccup in the second round in an otherwise dominant showing thus far at this event. Bencic is a terrific returner and that will come in handy against the big-serving Estonian who hit 11 aces in her second-round match against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. The two haven’t faced one another in their careers but you must like how Bencic handled the pressure after losing her first set to Cornet. Cash with the Flash and make Bencic one of your best bets for Saturday night.
Phil "Cash with Flash" Naessens hosts the Phil Naessens Show and This Week in Tennis. Phil was formerly a sports handicapper of three years at Winners and Whiners, Racing Dudes, and Stat Salt. Phil’s work has been showcased on several SB Nation websites, Win Daily Sports, FanSided, BetQl, Creative Sports 2, FanTrax, Fantasy Team Advice as well as many others. In addition to his writing, Phil has been a featured guest on Sirius XM, ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports, Radio Europe, Armed Forces Radio as well as several local radio and TV spots in the Cleveland Area.
Phil is a semi-retired high-performance tennis coach and still teaches at camps and clinics worldwide, including Brookwood Sports Academy in Glen Spey, New York where he is the current Director of Tennis.