The bulk of the talk around the US Open is centred on the likely semi-final showdown between Federer and Nadal. Fortunately, 17th seed Querrey and 28th seed Anderson are in the other half of the draw, and they face off in an intriguing quarter-final on Tuesday morning (AEST). American Querrey has dropped only one set to date and has accounted for Gilles Simon and Mischa Zverev on his way to the quarters, while South African Anderson has had a comparatively easy run through and was pushed hard by Pablo Lorenzi in a fourth-round four-setter. Querrey boasts a 9-6 career record against Anderson – including a marathon fourth-round victory at Wimbledon this year – and shapes as a good bet to take this one in four.
The Rockies have endured a dismal home stint, going 1-5 in home series against the Tigers and Diamondbacks. Third in the National League West, the 73-64 Rockies now finish their nine-game homestand with three clashes against the 54-86 Giants, who are the MLB’s second-worst road team and last in the NL West. This looms as the ideal opportunity for the Rockies to get back on track, with the Giants averaging just four runs per away game and winning just one of their last seven at all venues.
India has been on a rampage in Sri Lanka, winning the Tests 3-0 – two by an innings, the other by 304 runs – and crushing their rivals 5-0 in the ODIs. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been in outrageous form on tour, and India – $1.33 head-to-head favourites – to hit the most sixes is money for jam. Kohli, Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan combined to hit more sixes (15) than the entire Sri Lankan side (13) during the five one-dayers.