2019 US Open

Welcome to the Day 1 preview for the 2019 US Open. Once again, tennis expert "Ace" is back with his fantasy tips for the latest tennis Grand Slam to help you win some of the big cash on offer at DraftKings.

To kick things off there's a massive $150,000 Guaranteed contest for just a $15 entry, as well as a range of smaller contests to suit any budget. 

Each day this week, Ace will be putting together some recommendations regarding some players that stand out each day and fit into the salary cap on DraftKings. Here's his Day 1 preview:

Player One: Novak Djokovic ($11,300)

Cannot see the Spaniard getting close to Novak in any capacity here. This should be one way traffic, and should be a near guaranteed given the gulf between these two on hardcourt. Could write for pages, however this selection is straightforward in my opinion.

Player Two: Soonwoo Kwon ($10,600)

Hugo Dellien and hardcourts are a combination that doesn’t instil a lot of fear into opponents, and the same should occur today. I am not entirely sure I can find an area in the game on hardcourt that favours Dellien today, so Kwon looks another solid option, and one that may help separate your selections from the rest of the pack.

Player Three: Alex De Minaur ($9,500)

With a price sub-10k on a medium paced hardcourt, De Minaur looks to be a decent chance of a solid score today against Herbert. The Frenchman has been on a losing streak lately, and I just don’t feel a low confidence Herbert is a match for the Australian in these conditions. The net coverage will need to be exceptional from Herbert given De Minaur’s ability to pass off both wings, and lob incredibly well. Advantage, De Minaur.

Player Four: Ons Jabeur ($6,700)

Caroline Garcia appears to be very low on confidence recently, so a ‘hot’ performance from her opponent could generate a very large score from quite a low salary. Jabeur has the game to really trouble the Frenchwoman on her day, and if it all comes together this could elevate the team to a high ranking.

Player Five: Thiago Monteiro ($6,400)

The Brazilian is starting to look a little more at home on the hardcourt recently, and although he hasn’t been winning, it is certainly a step in the right direction. I am not sure that Klahn can be justified as a solid favourite in this match, and on a medium paced hardcourt I feel like Monteiro will be able to handle the conditions well over the best-of-5 set format. Looks a value selection for the salary.

Player Six: Jana Cepelova ($5,500)

When you pick some of the bigger names above, it doesn’t leave a lot in terms of salary to round off the team. That being said, the lead-in form of Su-Wei Hsieh has been disappointing. I think if Cepelova is able to continue the form we saw in qualifying, then a boilover *could* be on the cards today. The best of the bunch at $5,500 and below in terms of potential.

US Open Day 1 DraftKings Lineup

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