FOURTH SEED Kei Nishikori served up some kamikaze tennis to become the first big-name casualty in the men’s US Open.
The Japenese – runner-up last year – was 2-1 ahead in sets and leading 3-0 in the tiebreak in the fourth but end up losing in five to Benoit Paire, a 7-1 underdog pre-match.
There was also a shock in the women’s singles with seven seed Ana Ivanovic falling victim to Dominika Ciblukova. And Britain’s Heather Watson suffered a predictable fifth straight defeat in the first round to world No.84 Lauren Davis.
There were wins for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic, Eugenie Bouchard and Belinda Bencic and today Andy Murray flies the flag for Britain against controversial Aussie Nick Kyrgios.
Murray is just 1-10 (Ladbrokes) for victory and having won all three of their previous meetings in straight sets another 3-0 win pays 8-11 at Betfair while Kyrgios is 79-10 at Marathonbet to reach round two.
Matches that look good for over 3.5 sets include Robin Haase against Dustin Brown and Philipp Kohlschreiber versus Alexander Zverev.
There’s also the likes of county cricket and Major League Baseball if you fancy a punt today so post your tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.
Scott’s tennis treble
Haase v Brown over 3.5 sets
Kohlschreiber v Zverev over 3.5 sets
Ram v Harrison over 3.5 sets