Washington Open 2019: Can the Murrays mount a challenge in D.C.?

Our traders' picks for Wednesday's Stateside tournament

Andy Murray Jamie Murray


R Opelka v F Auger-Aliassime

Wednesday 20:00

Reilly Opelka is a 6’11” serving machine. Period. The 21-year-old American has been in hot form the last few weeks and doesn’t look to be slowing down, serving 14 Aces in his handy 2 set disposal of Chris Eubanks Jr., averaging just over 1 ace a game and hitting a whopping 28 aces against Alex De Minaur in 16 games over the course of 3 sets last Saturday.

I don’t care what the line is, I’m taking the over here.

Pick: Total Player Aces Over 18.5 – Evens

A Murray/J Murray v N Mahut/E Roger-Vasselin

Wednesday 21:30

Wednesday night sees Andy and Jamie Murray take on N Mahut/E Roger-Vasselin in what is sure to be an interesting doubles match. There are narratives galore in this tie as Andy Murray continues to misinterpret the definition of what it means to be ‘retired’. Judy’s darlings are in for a tough battle, currently going off as underdogs against recent Wimbledon Doubles Runners Up Mahut/Roger Vasselin.

Adding more spice to the occasion will be the fact Andy stole Mahut’s usual doubles partner for Wimbledon, setting up a nice revenge match for the Frenchman. The lads do have some pedigree, though, as Jamie is a multiple slam winner in doubles and Andy is, well, Andy. Additionally, Jamie won this tournament last year and the pair have proven to be handy in the past so backing them at 6/5 seems like a worthy punt!

Pick: Match Odds – A Murray/J Murray – 6/5

G Simon v Nick Kyrgios

Thursday 00:00

This match is one for the night owls. However, any match Nick Kyrgios is involved in is bound to be interesting as I’m pretty sure both the crowd and Nick himself are never sure what he’s going to do next.

Gilles Simon

Coming into the match with a 4-6 record in his last ten, Nick has consistently dropped a set against similar ranked opposition making player A to win a set good value at 4/7.

Pick: Player A to Win at least one set – Gilles Simon Yes – 4/7

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