Aces in the Hole: DFS Tennis Picks for September 24

The Aces in the Hole article is back for some Monday night action with a massive 37 match slate set for an 11:00 pm ET lineup lock. The Aces are now 30-13 all-time and we definitely don’t play it safe with the massive favorites here. I primarily use an odds based approach for Tennis and mixing in current form and surface history. Also, for your cash games I don’t see much of a reason to play more than one underdog as the pick-em odds range is around $7,500 while the average salary per player is still $8,333. The idea is to get wins so I’m not going too out of the way to pick more than maybe one upset per lineup. Make sure to jump into Slack Chat for any questions and I’ll be dropping the rest of my player pool.

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MY TENNIS ACES FOR SEPTEMBER 24 (Slate Locks at 11:00 pm ET)

ACES ALL-TIME RECORD: 30-13 (69.8%)

Ruben Bemelmans ($7,200) – Out of the shoot with a +100 underdog taking on a higher ranked player, but I like the salary savings I’m getting on Bemelmans. He handled his business in qualifying with a pair of straight set wins to make the main draw in Chengdu. He takes on Mischa Zverev who has lost four of his last five including to 112th ranked Yannick Madden last week. When you add in that Bemelmans is 3-0 all-time against Zverev, including two straight set victories, I’m finding it hard to ignore the Belgian at this price.

Evgeniya Rodina ($8,600) – Rodina is a -189 favorite and before I touch on her form, we have to talk about her opponent Magdalena Frech and her seven match losing streak, including dropping nine of her last ten. Rodina also thrashed Frech earlier this year, 6-2, 6-3 but it’s worth noting that before two recent wins she was also on a six match losing streak. But Rodina is simply a better player, playing better competition and positioned right at the mid-range I like to attack. There’s some risk here but I think Rodina is definitely capable of putting up a big score.

Alex De Minaur ($9,500) – I’ll take one pay up option on the day and I’m going to stay on brand and pick on a losing streak. De Minaur squares off with Yuichi Sugita, who is the proud owner of an eight match losing streak (10 on hard courts. De Minuar has also lost three straight but they are split five-set losses to Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, and Marin Cilic…I say we cut him a break. De Minaur is the 40th ranked player in the world and should simply outclass Sugita on the day and is my favorite play in the $9,000 range.

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