Bet of the day: Djokovic to overcome Monfils in four sets in US Open semis
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | September 8, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Djokovic has beaten Monfils in last 12 encounters
- Serb has dropped one set in three of last five meetings
- Frenchman in maiden US Open semi-final
Djokovic 5/2 to beat Monfils 3-1
Novak Djokovic is now the overwhelming favourite to add a third men’s singles US Open crown to his 12 Grand Slam titles after Andy Murray was shocked by Kei Nishikori in the other half of the draw.
The Serb, though, faces Gael Monfils for a place in this year’s final, and it is from this match that Coral have picked out our latest bet of the day with odds of 5/2 available on the superstar Serb winning 3-1.
Read on to find our why backing this price is too good not to take…
Djokovic comes into this clash having only remarkably faced two full matches this tournaments, after Jiri Vesely pulled out before a ball was even hit, while Mikhail Youzhny and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired mid-match.
Djokovic fresh but rusty
That means that the defending US Open champion is fresh ahead of this upcoming encounter, but may be a little rusty too.
The duo have only met once this year, but Djokovic has beaten Monfils in each of their last 12 head-to-heads, and suffered his only loss to him in their first ever duel in 2004.
In their last five battles, meanwhile, the Frenchman has claimed exactly one set in three of them. And he’s more than capable of doing so again as he looks to be in the form of his life as he closes on a return to the ATP top 10 after reaching his first ever US Open semi.
So there you have it punters. Take this price while you can on Djokovic winning in four sets for a great chance to watch your money grow!