ATP Cincinnati Open Friday Picks, Preview: Will Pouille Test Djokovic?

Aug 17, 2019 08:30 PM EDT

Jean-Yves Ahern, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Lucas Pouille

  • Sean Zerillo previews Friday's Quaterfinal action at the Cincinnati Masters and suggests a few bets that have value, including analysis of Daniil Medvedev vs. Andrey Rublev (7 p.m. ET) and Novak Djokovic vs. Lucas Pouille (9 p.m. ET)

Friday features all four men’s quarterfinals matches at the Cincinnati Masters, otherwise known a the Western and Southern Open, the last major tournament for top players before the US Open begins on August 26.

Roger Federer will not be in action today, as we saw him ousted by 21-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev on Thursday.

As a result, we lost a potential Saturday rematch between Federer and Novak Djokovic following their epic Wimbledon final.

Djokovic remains in the draw and is only a -225 favorite in the futures market to win his next three matches and take home this Masters title.

The Serbian is defending 1000 points at this tournament, having won the 2018 edition over Federer in straight sets. Will Friday’s match bring him one step closer to a repeat?

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