Simon vs Thiem / ATP Indian Wells – Indian Wells is traditionally a place for surprising results although all main favourites are still in the race. With the first day of week the tournament continues with the third round and out of all matches we have opted to analyse one between G. Simon and D. Thiem.
Simon vs Thiem begins 11.03.2019 at 20:00 CET
Simon is one of veteran tennis players but we all know that doesn’t have to mean much given number of examples that indicate that age limit for top players has increased. Right now Simon occupies the 29th place in the ATP list and he held the best rating in his career in 2009 when he was World’s no. 6.
In 17-year long professional career the French won 14 ATP titles, out of which last two in 2018 when he won tournaments in Pune and Metz. Simon’s score this season is seven wins and six defeats. He played the best at the beginning of season when he reached two semi-finals at tournaments in Pune and Sydney.
Thiem is almost 10 years younger than his today’s opponent. He is the best Austrian player who won 11 ATP titles in seven-year long professional career. The previous season was quite successful for the Austrian given that he won three titles; in Buenos Aires, Lyon and St. Petersburg.
Thiem didn’t exactly make a name for himself so far this season give relatively modest win/lose score of 3-4 before ATP Indian Wells. The only noteworthy results was one made in Buenos Aires where he reached the semi-finals and lost to D. Schwartzman after a great struggle in all three sets. Regarding his previous results at the Masters in Indian Wells Thiem played the best in 2017 when he reached the quarter-finals when he lost to S. Wawrinka.
Simon vs Thiem PICK
The two players met even 10 times and Thiem was far more successful as he won their eight head-to-head. That is why bookmakers give advantage to the Austrian player, who also has better rating and statistics compared to his today’s opponent.
Pick: Thiem wins
Odds: 1.53 at bethard (down to 1.49 can be played)
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