The Professional Tennis scene is busy and each second week, we usually run into a new tournament. Sure, the four Grand Slams attract the most attention but there are other tournaments that also have a similar stack of stars. One of those tournaments is the Indian Wells Master and this game will feature one of the biggest stars, Carlos Alcaraz takes on Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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Carlos Alcaraz comes into the tournament after withdrawing from Mexican Open. Before that, he had played in Rio Open, and lost to Cameron Norrie in the deciding set during the Final. And before that, he won the Argentina Open title, beating the aforementioned Cameron Norrie in striaght sets. He had participated in the Argentina Open after missing more than three months. He had not been able to participate in ATP Finals and the Australian Open due to the injury. Carlos had won the US Open when he last played a Grand Slam and despite his absence, the 19-year old has reclaimed the number two ranking.
Thanasi enters the game after defeating Brandon Holt 6-4, 6-1 in the Round of 128. Thanasi had 9 Aces and although he just had a 53% first serve, he had an amazing 100% win on the first serve. However, he totally dominated the return game and had a 36-2 receiving points edge. Thanasi made it through the Qualifiers to reach the Main Round and had to defeat two players there. Kokkinakis has drawn tough match-ups mostly so the road for him has been uphill.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Thanasi Kokkinakis
This is the first time these two are gonna meet.
Expert Betting Tips
Carlos is a clear-cut favorite here and he is known for dominating early rounds which has become a modus operandi. Kokkinakis is a gritty player but I believe he will lose in two sets here.