The second round of the US Open rolls on Friday with a full day of tennis action from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows beginning at 11 a.m. ET. We take a look at options to consider for your fantasy tennis rosters on DraftKings.
Novak Djokovic ($11,200)
It’s always a beautiful thing when you have an incredibly recent match between two of the same opponents to reference, and even more beautiful is when that match took place on the same exact surface. Djokovic played Struff just one week ago, making quick work of the German and breaking his powerful serve with ease. I think Novak will roll over Struff, who looked outmatched throughout.
Naomi Osaka ($10,000)
Osaka went for over 80 points last match, dropping just two games, a far cry from her first-round encounter with Miskai Doi. I think she’s got some value here in a match she should once again cruise through. Kostyuk is incredibly talented for an 18-year-old, but playing a former Open champ on a big court should prove to be a stage she’s not ready for yet.
Others to consider: Stefanos Tsitsipas ($10,300)
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Jennifer Brady ($9,300)
Brady’s serve has been hard to break since she returned to play following the layoff, and that normally makes for a solid DFS play. Her return game was working in her last match against Cici Bellis, and she won with ease despite making just 55% of her first serves. I expect her service numbers to return to form, and that is going to be a scary sight for Caroline Garcia.
Filip Krajinovic ($8,400)
Filip is my favorite option on the slate, coming in hot and poised to roll over a struggling David Goffin. Goffin’s serve is weak, and his ground game has really slipped, winning just 44% of his second-serve points against Lloyd Harris. I expect Krajinovic to break quite a bit in this match, and his superb rallying skills at the moment should be able to get through Goffin on the baseline.
Angelique Kerber ($8,900)
Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam champ, is rolling in New York. She hasn’t dropped a set yet, and while she hasn’t given DFS owners much in the ace column, she has made up for it by not dropping many games on her way to the third round. Ann Li, her opponent, has overstayed her welcome in this tourney, running into an out-of-form Alison Riske in the last round and winning despite getting just 46% of first serves in. Kerber should break her serve with ease and keep chugging.
Others to consider: Taylor Fritz ($6,900), Ricardas Berankis ($5,600)
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