Top Play For ATP Indian Wells Quarterfinals Day 2 - Sock vs. Nishikori

Joao Mourato

Friday, March 17, 2017 3:08 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 3:08 PM UTC

Join us and find out our top betting selection for the ATP Indian Wells Quarterfinals Day 2. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable tennis pick.

Jack Sock (17) vs. Kei Nishikori (4)

After Donald Young’s defeat in the previous round, Jack Sock is now the last American player standing in the men’s competition. Known for his tremendous topspin, Jack can generate even more RPMs with his forehand than Rafael Nadal. As we mentioned in previous articles, the game conditions in Indian Wells provide a high bounce to the players, which clearly suits Sock’s heavy topspin. Looking now at Jack’s campaign on this event, the highlight clearly goes to his 3rd round victory over Grigor Dimitrov. However, Sock failed to perform at the same level in the following round against Malek Jaziri with a close 4 – 6 7 – 6 7 – 5 victory.

Kei Nishikori continues to pursue his first ATP Masters 1000 title after losing all his previous three finals. It has been a great tournament for Nishikori with the world no.5 reaching the quarterfinals without dropping a single set. Even though Kei is far from a big server, the Japanese presents great stats on serve throughout this event with 88.90% service games won. On the other hand, Nishikori is famous for his outstanding return to serve with an impressive average of 1.08 break point per game on his opponents’ serve.

This will be the 3rd career meeting between these two players with Nishikori winning their first encounter four years ago in Washington while Sock emerged victorious a year later in Shanghai.

Even though Sock is always a dangerous player, it’s unlikely to see him defeating the Japanese on this match. Nishikori’s backhand down the line should be the key to his victory with Jack giving too much space on his right side when hitting the runaround forehand. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Kei’s betting odds by adding his spread to your betting picks.  

Free Tennis Pick: Kei Nishikori -3 (-120)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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