Monfils vs Thiem / ATP Indian Wells – We will analyse two out of four quarter-final matches of the Masters in Indian Wells. The first of them is duel between French G. Monfils and Austrian D. Thiem. In the round of 16 Monfils totally outplayed P. Kohlschreiber, while Thiem expectedly eliminated I. Karlovic.
Monfils vs Thiem begins 15.03.2019 at 03:00 CET
Monfils started the season fairly well given that before the Masters in Indian Wells he achieved very good score of 12 wins and three defeats. Besides, the French won one title this season out of eight in total. Monfils won the tournament in Rotterdam where he defeated S. Wawrinka in the final. Right now Monfils occupies the 19th place in the ATP list, and he held the best rating a bit less than three years ago when he was World’s no. 6.
Playing in the final and won title in Rotterdam are not the only good results that Monfils made this season. The French reach the semi-finals of tournament in Sofia at the beginning of year but was defeated by D. Medvedev. In Dubai he played in anther semi-finals when he lost to Tsitispas after a great struggle in all three sets. In the previous round of ATP Indian Wells Monfils totally outplayed P. Kohlschreiber as he dropped only two games. We should remind you it was Kohlschreiber who surprisingly eliminated N. Djokovic.
Before the tournament in Indian Wells Thiem didn’t make any spectacular result which can be best seen through his score of three wins and four losses. Still, Thiem is highly ranked in the ATP list where he occupies the 8th place. He held the best rating in his career near the end of 2017 when he was World’s no. 4. In eight-year long professional carer Thiem won 11 titles including three last season.
Thiem made the best result this season at the tournament in Buenos Aires where he reached the semi-finals that he lost to D. Schwartzman. Regarding this Masters in Indian Wells Thiem did the best in 2017 when he also reached the quarter-finals when he lost to S. Wawrinka 2-1 in sets. In previous round Theim dispatched Karlovic 6-4, 6-3. The Austrian was better in almost all statistical parameters, including even those related to the first service.
Monfils vs Thiem PICK
Thiem won all four previously played head-to-head, however, Monfils is in very good shape this season and this is an ideal moment for him to lessen the negative score. Thiem showed in previous matches that is capable to handle even the strongest servers and G. Monfils belongs to the group. We believe that we will see a match between two equally capable players that could easily result in larger number of games of what bookmakers offer.
Pick: over 20.5 games
Odds: 1.58 at pinnacle (down to 1.53 can be played)
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