Del Potro vs. Ferrer / ATP Indian Wells – Second analysis of the 3rd round matches will cover duel between 6th and 29th seed, Argentinian J.M. Del Potro and Spaniard D. Ferrer. In the 2nd round of the Masters in Indian Wells Del Potro defeated A. De Minaur by 2-0 in sets, while Ferrer had outoutplayed T. Sandgren, also without dropping a set. Begins: 13.03.2018 – 19:00 CET
J.M. Del Potro
Del Potro started well this season which can be seen through his win/loss ratio of 11 wins and just 3 losses. The Argentinian currently occupies the 8th place in the ATP rank list, which is quite close to his best ever rating from 2010 when he was World’s no. 4. The said win/loss ratio had resulted with wining one title this season. Del Potro won the tournament in Acapulco, where he won K. Anderson in the final without dropping a set.
That was the Argentinian’s 21st title in his career, and he was close to win 22 title at the tournament in Auckland where he played in the final but was defeated by R. Bautista-Agut after three sets. He did well at the Australian Open, where he lost to T. Berdych in the third round. Del Potro suffered a surprising defeat in the second round of tournament in Delray Beach where he lost to F. Tiafoe, who was then World’s no . 91.
It is clear that heyday of D. Ferrer is matter of past. The Spaniard was known as a great fighter and based on that he earned a number of interesting nicknames. He was one of better players in last couple of season although Ferrer didn’t confirm this with winning a valuable title. The Spanirad won 27 titles by now out of which only one from Master Series tournament. It happened in Paris 2013, when he defeated J. Janowicz in the final.
Ferrer was best ranked in 2013 when he reached the 3rd place in the ATP rank list. The season didn’t start well for Ferrer given that he won just four matches and lost one more than that. Ferrer played the best this year at his first tournament this season, in Auckland, where he reached the semi-finals where he lost right to Del Potro. After the defeat Ferrer lost three more matches to A. Rublev, K. Khachanov and A. Zverev. Ferrer lost for the second time this season to Del Potro in the second round of tournament in Acapulco.
J.M. Del Potro – D. Ferrer PICK
Head-to-head score between the two players is 6-6. It is important to stress that Del Potro won their four last matches, including two played this season. Ferrer is in weaker shape than Del Potro and cannot parry to his strong service. That is why we believe that Del Potro will win Ferrer for the third time this season.
Pick: Del Potro -3.5 games
Odds: 1.59 at 10bet (down to 1.55 can be played)