Monfils – Thiem / ATP Indian Wells – We will analyze two of the four quarter-finals of Masters in Indian Wells. The first is a duel between Frenchman G. Monfils and Austrian D. Thiem. Within the eighth finals Monfils was completely outspoken by P. Kohlschreiber, while Thiem was expected better than I. Karlovic.
Monfils started quite well this season, as the Indian Wells achieved a very good 12: 3 win and loss ratio before the start of the Masters. In addition, the Frenchman won one of eight of his eight titles this year, and won the tournament in Rotterdam, where he succeeded in defeating S. Wawrinka in the final match. Monfils is currently ranked 19th in the ATP rankings, and his best career rating was just three years ago when he was the 6th player in the world.Placement in the finals and the winning title from Rotterdam are not the only good results of Monfils this season. At the beginning of the year, the Frenchman arrived to the semi-finals of the tournament in Sofia, where he was defeated by D. Medvedev, and another semifinals played in the tournament in Dubai, where after a great fight in three sets better than him was D. Tsitsipas. Monfils in the previous round of Indian Wells completely outplayed P. Kohlschreiber by leaving him only two games. We will remind that Kohlschreiber is eliminating N. Djokovic.
Thiem to the tournament in Indian Wells did not make a spectacular score as to what best speaks of his ratio of three victories and even four defeats. Despite this, Thiem is still well placed on the ATP rankings where it occupies a high 8th position. He had the best career at the end of 2017 when he was the fourth player in the world. In the past eight years of professional tennis Thiem managed to win 11 titles, three of which last season.The best result in this season, Thiem had a tournament in Buenos Aires, where he reached the semifinals in which he lost to D. Schwartzman. When it comes to this Masters at Indian Wells, Thiem was the best performer in 2017 when he also played Quarterfinals, and was defeated by S. Wawrinka 2: 1 in that match. In the previous round of the eighth finals Thiem overtook I. Karlovic 6: 4 6: 3. The Austrian was better in almost all statistical parameters and even those related to the first service.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Monfils vs Thiem
All four previously played matches between these two tennis players belonged to Thiem. However, this season, Monfils is playing in a very good form so this is the ideal moment for him to alleviate the current negative score. Thiem has shown in the current course of the tournament that he can deal with top-level servers, and this group includes G. Monfils. We believe that we expect an equal fight that could result in a greater number of games than the offered threshold.
Prediction Today: over 20.5 games