Tiafoe - Korda
The second round of the Masters tournament in Indian Wells, which is being played after a one-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic. The official title defender is Dominic Thiem, who is not in the tournament due to a wrist injury. In the second round we have an all-American match between Frances Tiafoe and Sebastian Korda. I bet Tiafoe wins.
Korda had a very successful grass season, but the transition from grass to hard did not suit him best, although it is nominally his favorite surface. In 7 matches, 3 wins and 4 losses is not good, and some defeats came from tennis players who do not play their best games on concrete, such as Basilashvili and Sonega, who play much better on clay. On the other hand, Tiafoe played a very good grass season, and transferred his good form to hard, where he played several very good tournaments, and his defeats were from top players (Auger Alliasime, Monfils, Schwartzman, Tsitsipas, Brooksby). He played phenomenal tennis at the US Open, and made a few surprises, and he made the biggest surprise by knocking out Rublev. They are mostly two tennis players of similar quality. Conditions at Indian Wells are pretty slow, so that should go in Tiafoe’s favor who handles longer rallyes better and is a better shotmaker. Tiafoe is also in better shape and has been playing pretty good tennis lately, and he also won the only duel between them. I believe Tiafoe can win, and Pinnacle gives a very good odds on his win. Good luck
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 09.10. 21:30h