Indian Wells, USA Betting Tips
Find our predictions for the main WTA and ATP matches for the Masters 1000 Indian Wells.
Masters 1000 Indian Wells: The Clash of the Giants!
It gathers huge crowds of fans up to 450,000 every year in the middle of the Californian desert and offers even crazier conditions for gamblers keen on betting on such a thrilling Grand Slam tournament. Its center court, Tennis Garden, can accommodate up to 16,000 people, making it the 4th largest tennis court on the planet. It's no wonder that the organizer of the event is none other than Larry Ellison, one of the wealthiest men in the world. The first Masters 1000 of the season, Indian Wells is a major meeting point for the best tennis players in the world, which has only had 5 winners over the last 13 campaigns (Djokovic and Federer with 5, Nadal with 3, Ljubicic and del Potro with 1).
Victory for top seed Djokovic?
Currently no.1 in the ATP Men’s Tennis rankings, Novak Djokovic hasn’t made into an Indian Wells final since he was crowned the victor in 2016. Last season’s competition was a disappointing one for the Serbian, who having just returned from injury was knocked out in just the second round of the competition. Djokovic won the Australian Open in January, and will be amongst the favourites to follow up this Grand Slam victory with a Masters win in California.
Djokovic to Win 11/10 at Bet365
Nadal to challenge for Masters Title?
It’s been a while since Rafael Nadal last saw victory in California, as the Spaniard has not made a final appearance since he won the tournament in 2013. Nadal was forced to withdraw from last year’s edition of this Masters tournament after sustaining a hip injury during the 2018 Australian Open. Now, having been beaten in the final in Melbourne by Djokovic, the world no.2 seed will be out for vengeance in this year’s Indian Wells competition.
Nadal to Win 5/1 at 888Sport
Federer to avenge last year’s final defeat?
Roger Federer has made it to 4 of the last 5 Indian Wells finals, of which he beat of Stan Wawrinka to win his 5th competition title in 2017. He was beaten 3 sets to 0 by reigning champion del Potro in last year’s final, and will be out to claim back the title this year. Federer became only the second player ever to win 100 male singles titles in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at the beginning of the month, and could be set to meet his old foe Nadal in the Semi-Finals of this year’s tournament. The Swiss world no.4 isn’t ready to hang up his racket yet, and is hoping to continue to show why he is one of the best players in the world with yet another Masters’ win.
Federer to Win 6/1 at Betfair
Victory for the Youth?
21-year old Alexander Zverev is currently ranked third in the World, and is they youngest player to have ever been ranked in the world Top 5 by the ATP. This season will mark the German’s 4th Indian Wells appearance - the furthest he has ever gotten in the tournament was the 5th round in 2016, where he was beaten by Nadal after a strong performance. Could this be the year that he achieves his first tournament win in California?
Zverev to Win 11/1 at Bet365
The biggest Outsiders
Canadian Milos Raonic, ranked 14th in the world by the ATP, has a preference for playing on hard courts, and is not to be counted out of the running for this year’s title. The former World no.3 seed reached the final in 2016 - where he was beaten by Novak Djokovic - and is not a bad option for an underdog bet.
Raonic to Win 11/1 at Betway
It is not uncommon to see Stan Wawrinka’s name amongst the outside favourites to win a Masters title. Currently the 40th seed in the ATP rankings, Wawrinka made the Indian Wells final two years ago, where he was beaten in two sets by Roger Federer. Known for his powerful backhand, Wawrinka will always be a force to be reckoned with in any Masters tournament.
Wawrinka to Win 33/1 at William Hill