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Monday US Open Men’s Possible First-Round Upsets

The 2023 US Open begins in earnest Monday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with the bottom half of the Men’s Draw taking place on Monday.

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First-round upsets have been a staple at the US Open – who can forget Paul Annacone’s stunning first-round upset over John McEnroe or Alexander Volkov’s stunning upset victory over Stefan Edberg in 1990?

Monday provides us with four opportunities for first-round upsets, and these are the possible upsets I have for you on Monday, August 28.

Possible First-Round US Open Upsets for Monday, August 28

Sports betting has no guarantees, but these four players could pull off upsets on Monday.

Francisco Cerundolo vs. Zachary Svadja 1:30 pm Eastern

Cerundolo is a huge -325 favorite when he meets up with 20-year-old American qualifier Zachary Svadja. Cerundolo is 11-15 on cement over the 52 weeks and lost his only US Open match to Andy Murray in straight sets.

Svadja is just a kid but did qualify here and in Washington earlier this summer. The young American is red hot and will have the Court 7 crowd behind him. +250 at DraftKings New Jersey is a good price to pay for what could be the upset of the day. 

Sebastian Korda vs Marton Fucsovics 2:15 pm Eastern

Korda (-170) is the favorite and defeated Fucsovics in straight sets this past week in Winston-Salem. Korda injured his knee in his next match and withdrew from the tournament. Korda is a fast kid with a solid serve, but it won’t be easy against the Hungarian.

Fucsovics has struggled to a 3-3 record post-Wimbledon but is 14-9 on the hard courts this season. Fucsovics has a pair of first-round US Open upsets to his credit, and +142 at PointsBet is a good price for this possible upset.

Benjamin Bonzi vs. Quentin Halys 3:30 pm Eastern

Halys is a -160 favorite at DraftKings and is 3-0 lifetime over Bonzi. Halys has a big serve but has dropped his last two matches since his strong third-round Wimbledon run.

Bonzi doesn’t have the biggest serve in town, but he’s a solid returner, is 2-1 over his main draw matches in Flushing, and pulled off a first-round upset over Ugu Humbert in 2022. Halys has never won a main draw match here in two attempts making Bonzi an interesting +135 underdog at Caesars NJ

Mackenzie McDonald vs Felix Auger Aliassime 3:30 pm Eastern

There isn’t a way in the world that Felix Auger-Alliasime (FAA) is a -135 favorite at DraftKings, but the former US Open finalist has struggled this season. FAA might have a 37-16 hardcourt record over the last 52 weeks, but he is just 2-4 since being upset in the 3rd round in Miami.

McDonald is an American kid who’s racked up a few hardcourt wins of his own with a 1st round-upset victory in 2021 over David Goffin. McDonald reached the quarters in Toronto and the Round of 16 in Cincinnati, and +118 at PointsBet New Jersey could be a good play on Monday.

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