Denis Istomin managed to push his H2H record against Nicolas Almagro to 3-0 – and there are certainly going to be some pretty serious upsets at Flushing Meadows on Thursday as well.

Match: Dudi Sela vs Janko Tipsarevic

Janko Tipsarevic

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Selection: Dudi Sela

Best Odds: 2.80 @ BetVictor

However, it is not really that obvious to see where are all those upsets going to come from. Nevertheless, there are some interesting candidate matches to be searched for some value – and the match between the world’s number twenty-one, Janko Tipsarevic, and the world’s number seventy-seven, Dudi Sela, definitely belongs to that group.

The Serb might be currently ahead when it comes to the rankings and the previous match record between the two players, but it is Dudi Sela who actually seems to be playing the better tennis of the two right now. He managed to win a smaller event in Astana before coming to the US Open – and that has seemingly brought his confidence to a completely new level, as he was able to start his campaign with an epic win over Andrey Kuznetsov.

The world’s number twenty-one, on the other hand, hasn’t been able to perform well for quite some time – and his struggle against Pablo Cuevas, who was coming into the US Open after a fairly lengthy break, confirmed all those doubts that are surrounding the Serb right now. In fact, he could have easily lost in the first round, but injury problems stopped his opponent after the third set and he has therefore managed to find his way through to the second round. Nevertheless, things are just not clicking for him right now – and shrewd punters should try to take advantage of his current problems by backing Dudi Sela in the second round of the final Grand Slam of the season.