ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Betting Semifinals: Federer vs. Coric

João Mourato

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:24 AM UTC

Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 10:24 AM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Find out our top tennis pick for the ATP Semifinals and why you should place this valuable bet.

Roger Federer (1) vs. Borna Coric

Roger Federer extended his perfect 2018 record to 16 – 0 after an impressive 7 – 5 6 – 1 win over Hyeon Chung. The 36-year-old equaled his best start to season to book a place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open for the 11th time in his career. Adding to this, Federer is trying to become the first player in tennis history to win six titles in the California desert. Looking now at Roger’s numbers on this event, the highlight definitely goes to his serve with the world No.1 winning 95.00% of his service games in Indian Wells.

Regardless of this Saturday’s outcome, Borna Coric already secured his return to the top 36 for the first time since February 2016. Known as one of the rising stars on the ATP World Tour, the 21-year-old is trying to become the youngest player to win the title in Indian Wells since Novak Djokovic in 2008. Taking a look now at Borna’s campaign in the California desert, the Croatian reaches this stage of the competition after an incredible comeback against Kevin Anderson.

This will be the second official meeting between these two players with Federer leading on the h2h by 1 – 0 after his 6 – 2 6 – 1 victory over Coric at the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.

Despite Coric’s unquestionable quality, it’s impossible to go against Federer at the moment. The sportsbooks agree with us with Roger as the heavy favorite to win this match at -1000 at 5Dimes. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Federer’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Roger Federer -4.5 (-120)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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