Monday US Open Best Bets & Previews: Experts Targeting a Number of Matches on Day 1

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The final Grand Slam of the year will get its main draw underway on Monday as the US Open carries a host of storylines into the tennis world.

Opening round action will take place on all courts of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, and our analysts are looking to take advantage of a loaded slate of tennis.

Read on to see our best bets and previews for over a dozen Monday matches.

Matches are listed in chronological order. Match times are subject to change and many will be played after the projected start time. Read here for advice on watching the US Open.

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Tommy Paul vs. Bernabe Zapata Miralles

11 a.m. ET

American Tommy Paul gets his home-Slam campaign underway with a match against Bernabe Zapata Miralles.

Carmine Carcieri takes you through the betting value in the morning matchup.

Andy Murray vs. Francisco Cerundolo

11 a.m. ET

Former champion Andy Murray is looking to make a push in a tournament that he's had his eye on for a while against developing youngster Francisco Cerundolo.

Jon Reid breaks down the match and offers his best bet.

Camila Osorio vs. Ann Li

11 a.m. ET

Ann Li hasn't played a match since her Wimbledon defeat to Marie Bouzkova, and she has a tough match in store this time around against Camila Osorio.

Does she have enough to get by the sturdy baseliner? David Gertler explores.

Zhizhen Zhang vs. Tim van Rijthoven

11 a.m. ET

Tim van Rijthoven made a big run in the grass season earlier this year, and Zhizhen Zhang is trying to do something a bit similar in New York.

Luke Holmberg details why you should be buying stock in the Chinese player early on.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Yoshihito Nishioka

11 a.m. ET

Yoshihito Nishioka has enjoyed a nice run of form throughout the North American hard court swing, and Carcieri is looking for that to continue in Flushing.

He details why Nishioka has value against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Roberto Bautista Agut vs. JJ Wolf

11 a.m. ET

Looking for an early-morning upset alert?

Kenny Ducey has you covered with an eye towards the young American in round 1.

Corentin Moutet vs. Stan Wawrinka

1 p.m. ET

Form doesn't always tell the story with players, and Ducey believes Moutet's qualifying loss will prove that to be the case.

He outlines a case for the Frenchman against Stan Wawrinka.

Daria Saville vs. Elena-Gabriela Ruse

2:15 p.m. ET

Daria Saville comes straight to New York on the back of a nice week in Granby, but the stakes are higher now.

She'll take on Elena-Gabriela Ruse in round one and Gertler explains why she'll keep her form high.

Rebecca Marino vs. Magdalena Frech

2:15 p.m. ET

A battle of big-hitters will unfold when Rebecca Marino and Magdalena Frech take the court. The question for the two will be who displays higher rally tolerance.

Gertler takes a look at the unique matchup.

Alex Molcan vs. Thiago Monteiro

2:15 p.m. ET

Two lefties will do battle for a spot in the second round, and Reid has found value on one player.

See why he's looking for Alex Molcan to shine against Thiago Monteiro.

Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Dominic Thiem

2:15 p.m. ET

One of the blockbuster matches of the day comes between this year's Montreal champion and the former US Open champion.

Holmberg looks at the big-name match and explains why you should be fading Dominic Thiem.

Jack Draper vs. Emil Ruusuvuori

3:30 p.m. ET

Two young talents will clash in the afternoon as Jack Draper takes on Emil Ruusuvuori.

Read on for Holmberg's analysis of the match and a rationale for a moneyline selection.

Sara Sorribes Tormo vs. Viktoria Kuzmova

5 p.m. ET

You won't get many free points against Sara Sorribes Tormo, and Gertler is expecting that to take a toll on Viktoria Kuzmova.

He outlines the path to a clear-cut victory for the Spaniard.

Serena Williams vs. Danka Kovinic

7 p.m. ET

The match of the day on Monday – at least in terms of stakes – comes between Serena Williams and Danka Kovinic.

Avery Zimmerman breaks down the former champion's chances.

Nick Kyrgios vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis

9 p.m. ET

One of the most entertaining matchups possible was gifted to tennis fans with this draw, and Holmberg is looking to capitalize.

He's targeting the total in this all-Aussie showdown.

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