James Blake could struggle this evening on Arthur Ashe (credit: mandj98)
Third seed Djokovic should brush aside Blake in the night match on Arthur Ashe
Bet on Djokovic v Blake live in-play at Bet365
James Blake loves playing at Flushing Meadows and the 30-year-old always elicits a good response from the New York crowd.
He faces Novak Djokovic tonight on Arthur Ashe and the wild card entry would love to pull off a shock victory and qualify for the last 16.
It is a nice idea, but unfortunately for Blake, his tennis isn’t anywhere near the level it used to be and he faces an opponent who is one of the best in the world and who will be harbouring hopes of winning this year’s US Open.
Djokovic is a best-price of 1/6 at Victor Chandler to win this evening and it looks an absolute certainty. It is 10/11 with Boylesports that the Serb wins in straight sets and without the heat, that troubled him in the first round against Viktor Troicki, Djokovic should be able to score a quick and easy victory.
It is difficult to make a case for Blake, who lost 5 of his 8 matches leading up to the US Open, including first round exits in Atlanta, Washington and Cincinnati. He is 5/1 at Bet365 to claim a victory, but it is more likely that he will be on the end of a harsh defeat.
Set Betting – Novak Djokovic 3 James Blake 0 (10/11, Boylesports)