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Alexander Zverev vs Peter Polansky 2018 US Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

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Alexander Zverev will enter the US Open as the number 4 seeded player. The German superstar has been in exceptional form and will look to win his first grand slam event. He will begin his campaign against Peter Polansky from Canada on Tuesday at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. It will be very interesting to see how Alexander Zverev handles the pressure of a major tournament and that should ensure this match will be fascinating to watch.

Looking at Peter Polansky, the Canadian will know that he has a very tough opening round draw. He is playing one of the elite players in world tennis and he will know that he must play at his best if he wishes to compete with the German superstar. Peter Polansky made it into the US Open via the qualifiers where he looked very solid as he only lost one set in his three matches. This is an entirely different situation as Peter Polansky is no longer playing unseeded players but one of the top-ranked.

As far as Alexander Zverev is concerned, the German will need to ensure he wins these game with ease. The US Open is a long tournament and the top players try to win the first few rounds quickly so they can remain fresh for the later stages of the tournament. Unless there are any massive surprises, Alexander Zverev should win this match with ease. He is much better than Peter Polansky and I think he will be playing at his best having taken a week-long break after the Cincinnati Masters.

Looking at betting, we are not getting a good enough price to wager on Alexander Zverev winning outright so I would avoid that bet. The best bet is the under 3.5 sets or Alexander Zverev to win in straight sets. Both bets should win since I see Zverev winning in straight sets.


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Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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