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Kevin Anderson vs Diego Schwartzman Tips - Over total games tipped

  • US Open Men's 2nd Round match will take place at Louis Armstrong Stadium on Wednesday (00:00 BST Thursday)
  • Anderson beat Jiri Vesely in the first round
  • Schwartzman kicked off his title bid with a straight-sets win over Ricardas Berankis
  • Anderson leads Schwartzman 2-1 in their head-to-head meetings
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Kevin Anderson is 2-1 against No. 11 seed Diego Schwartzman and hit 49 aces in his first round win at the US Open.

The South African can keep this closer than the odds suggest and produce an upset win in New York.

Anderson didn’t play much tennis in 2021 until the grass court swing came around. 

The South African surprised many when he won the title in Newport in July, beating Alexander Bublik in the semi-finals and Jenson Brooksby in the final. Anderson lost in the first round in three straight tournaments on hard courts.

The former World No. 5 changed that by beating Jiri Vesely in the US Open first round. He hit 49 aces and won 86% of his 1st serves in the 7-6 4-6 3-6 7-6 7-6 win.

Schwartzman, meanwhile, won in Buenos Aires in March. He struggled in Europe, however, with his best results coming in quarter-final appearances in Barcelona and the French Open.

The Argentine switched to hard courts and failed to get past the third round at the Tokyo Olympics, Canada Masters and Cincinnati Masters. 

Schwartzman beat Ricardas Berankis 7-5 6-3 6-3 in the first round at the US Open. He won 42% of his 2nd serves and hit 3 aces.

Anderson is 2-1 against Schwartzman in their head-to-head duels. Anderson won 7-6 7-5 5-7 6-4 at the 2015 Australian Open with Schwartzman winning 1-6 2-6 7-5 7-6 6-2 at the 2018 French Open.

Verdict

Kevin Anderson’s massive first serve can keep him in the contest against Diego Schwartzman. I am backing this one to go over 37.5 games.

Best Bet: Over 37.5 Total Games @-120.48 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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