ATP Indian Wells - Best Play For Quarterfinals Day 1

Dominic Thiem

Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:35 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his ATP Indian Wells Quarterfinals Day 1 analysis. Find out our top tennis pick and why you should place this valuable bet.

Stan Wawrinka (3) vs. Dominic Thiem (8)

After losing in his previous two BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals appearances, Stan Wawrinka is trying to go a step further this season in Indian Wells. Known as a big match player, Wawrinka holds a phenomenal 72.78% winning record on Grand Slam events. On the other hand, the Swiss struggles to perform at his best outside Majors with a poor 58.87% career record on Masters 1000. Stan’s performance in the previous round against Yoshihito Nishioka is a good example of that with Wawrinka on the brink of elimination. However, Nishioka couldn’t serve out the match twice in the third set.

Dominic Thiem continues his impressive run in Indian Wells with the Austrian securing a place in the quarterfinals for the first time in his career. Known for his outstanding kick serve and heavy topspin, the high bouncing conditions in the Californian desert are perfect for Thiem’s game style. Looking now at Dominic’s numbers throughout the week, the highlight clearly goes to his serve with the world no.9 winning 96.30% of his service games and saving 87.50% of the break points he faced.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Wawrinka leading on the h2h by 2 – 1.

Even though Wawrinka can always raise the level of his game, it’s impossible to back him after such an erratic performance against Nishioka. On the other hand, Thiem is playing a superb level and the value is definitely on his betting odds. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Dominic to your betting picks as the best play for this match. 

Free Tennis Pick: Dominic Thiem ML (+120)
Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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