ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Betting Analysis: Can Federer Extend His Streak In California?

Federer Indian Wells

João Mourato

Monday, March 12, 2018 5:17 PM GMT

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 5:17 PM GMT

Join us for our tennis betting analysis for the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells. Find out who the undeniable favorite is, as well as the player to keep an eye on this event.

ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells.

The BNP Paribas Open takes place in Indian Wells with Hard Court as the chosen surface for this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event.

Undeniable Favorite

The five-time champion Roger Federer remains unbeaten in 2018. At the age of 36, Federer is trying to become the first player to win six titles in the California desert. After Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal and Novak Djokovic’s surprising defeat in the opening round, the defending champion is the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy in Indian Wells at -110 at Ladbrokes. Adding to this, Roger started his campaign at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open with a straight sets victory over Federico Delbonis.

Taking a look now at Roger’s draw in Indian Wells, Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem are the main threats on his half of the draw. Despite their unquestionable quality, it’s unlikely to see any of them defeating the Swiss on this event. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the 20-time Grand Slam champion to your betting picks to lift the trophy in Indian Wells for the sixth time in his career.

Player to Keep an Eye

Juan Martin Del Potro extended his recent winning streak to six matches after an impressive 6 – 2 6 – 1 win over the Australian teenager Alex De Minaur. Playing in Indian Wells brings great memories to Del Potro with the Argentinean winning 74.07% of the matches played throughout his career on this event. On the other hand, Del Potro became the first Argentinean since Guillermo Vilas in 1977 to reach the BNP Paribas Open final in 2013. Taking a look now at Juan Martin’s numbers in the previous round, the highlight definitely goes to his return to serve with the 2009 US Open champion breaking De Minaur’s serve five times.

Del Potro won’t have an easy task in Indian Wells with very dangerous opponents on his half of the draw such as Marin Cilic, Jack Sock or Milos Raonic. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore Juan Martin’s recent success and brilliant numbers in the California desert. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of the value on Del Potro’s tennis betting odds to reach the final in Indian Wells at +250.

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