Bautista-Agut vs. Coric / ATP Indian Wells – Just a few days ago, Bautista-Agut and B. Coric played a match in Dubai, where Spanish tennis player was better. Today, these two tennis players are meeting in the third round of Masters in Indian Wells, and in the previous stage of the competition, Bautista-Agut has defeated J. Donaldson, while Coric mastered A. Ramos. Begins: 12.03.2018. – 20:00 CET
Bautista-Agut has been advancing for seven positions at the ATP ranking since the start of this season. The reason for this is two titles at the tournaments in Auckland and Dubai, where he mastered J.M. Del Potro and L. Pouillea in the final matches. So the Spaniard is currently at the 16th position of the ATP ranking with this season's effect of 10 wins and four defeats. In this way Bautista-Agut approached his best rating from 2016 when he was the 13th player of the world.
This season, the Spaniard has started off in a new tournament that was played in Pune, and he was stopped there by G. Simon in the first round. After winning the title in Auckland, there were three very bad matches of the Spanish tennis player. First on the start of the Australian Open when he lost to F. Verdasco and then in Davis Cup, where he was defeated by C. Norrie, 114th player of the world. Third bad match that Bautista-Agut played was at the tournament in Marseille, where he was defeated by J. Benneteau after two tie-breaks of the second round.
Coric is still prone to great oscillations in his game. That way we can see his good edition in which he literally breaks his opponents, and then matches in which he “barely” manages to transfer the ball over the net. He is undoubtedly a great talent, but to make it come to light, he has to be overcome these oscillations, including his bad temperament, which after some unforeseen error makes it impossible to forget it and continue the match.
Coric is currently on the 49th position of the ATP ranking with a single title won last season at the tournament in Marrakech when he defeated P. Kohlschreiber in the final match. Best career rating that Coric had was in middle of 2015 when he was the 33rd world player. This season, this Croatian tennis player managed to celebrate with six wins and three defeats. This statistic does not include the two victories that he has at this tournament in Indian Wells.
R. Bautista-Agut vs. B. Coric PICK
At the very introduction of today's analysis, we mentioned that these two tennis players recently played the match in which Bautista-Agut was better. The Spaniard is also better in the overall ratio (4:1). On this basis it is quite clear that Bautista-Agut has a role of the favourite and that he is at this moment somewhat closer to the next stage of the competition.
Pick: R. Bautista-Agut wins
Odds: 1.50 at williamhill (down to 1.48 can be played)