Posting this for my own benefit as I track my bets
Christian Garin overcame Christopher Eubanks in a hard-fought five-set encounter to register his first-ever main draw win in the US Open. In a first-round match that was concluded in three hours and 36 minutes, the Chilean fired 15 aces and created 11 breakpoint chances, 3-6 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-3.
The 23-year-old Christian Garin's form in the second half of the 2019 season hasn't been good enough, but he still managed to gain decent momentum during the North American hardcourt swing by progressing to the round of 16 at Montreal Masters. It was also the first and only time he has managed to secure back-to-back main draw wins on hardcourt (on the main tour).
Christian Garin was ranked around #100 at the start of this season, but impressive results in the first half of 2019 helped him attain his career-high ranking of #32. Garin has won 29 matches so far in 2019, and he is one of the very few players to have won multiple titles on the main tour this season — champion at Houston and Munich (BOTH 250 level titles ON CLAY).
Alex de Minaur handed Pierre Hugues Herbert his seventh straight defeat on tour to move into the second round of US Open for the second consecutive season, 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5. He defeated Frances Tiafoe in the second round of US Open 2018 and would be hoping to deliver a similar result when he takes on Christian Garin this Wednesday.
Only four times the Australian has managed to win more than one match in a tournament this year, and he ended up winning the title on two occasions — at Sydney and Atlanta last month. He bagged an impressive 51 wins during his breakthrough season in 2018 but has won only 21 so far in 2019.
Alex de Minaur progressed to the third round at the Australian Open in January but couldn't clear the second round hurdle in the previous two slams at the French Open and Wimbledon — lost to Pablo Carreno Busta and Steve Johnson, respectively.
Alex de Minaur has achieved a lot more on the surface and is also the better player in these conditions which makes him the favorite in the pair's first-ever meeting. However, he is struggling for consistency all year and a place in the third round of the US Open is not beyond the Chilean's reach.
Small bet on Garin here is my advice.