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Novak Djokovic vs Márton Fucsovics 2018 US Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Game
Márton Fucsovics vs Novak Djokovic
Date & Time Tuesday August 28, 2018, 1:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Novak Djokovic -5000/ Márton Fucsovics +1800 Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN
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Tennis | Márton Fucsovics vs Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic looks to be back his best as the Serbian looks to add another grand slam title to his large trophy collection. He will begin his 2018 US Open campaign on Tuesday as he takes on Márton Fucsovics from Hungary. These two players have never played against each other which means that neither player will be tied down by past experiences. This should ensure both players will play with freedom and that should result in an entertaining contest.

Márton Fucsovics has been in decent form as he made a deep run at the Cincinnati Masters and also at the Rogers Cup. Both times he was defeated by Stan Wawrinka which causes some issues but it also shows that the Hungarian is playing well. This is an unfortunate draw for Márton Fucsovics as he has drawn one of the best hard court tennis players in the history of the game. Djokovic is good in most conditions but he seems to be unbeatable on hard courts as can be seen by looking at his record at the Australian Open and at the US Open. This will make it very hard for Márton Fucsovics and it is hard to see him making it to the second round.

On the other side of the court, Novak Djokovic will look to win this match quickly and with ease so he remains fresh for the later stages of the tournament. The Serbian superstar is an unbelievable player and he will know how to handle these early matches of a major tournament. While his opponent, Márton Fucsovics, has done well over the past few weeks, I think Djokovic will beat him with some ease. I am expecting the Serbian legend to win this match in straight sets.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price on the under 3.5 sets. That is the best bet for this match. I would avoid betting on Djokovic since he has a very short price to win outright.

 

Pick:
Novak Djokovic

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 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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