Indian Wells 2014 Semifinal Prediction: Federer vs. Dolgopolov

My predictions for Indian Wells have been the worst I have ever put forth on any Masters 1000 Event so read with caution.  Hopefully, I can end the event with some good picks.

Roger Federer (7) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (28)

This match pits two players with a great deal of variety against one another.  Federer has more tactical discipline than Dolgopolov.  Young legs favor Dolgopolov.  Dolgopolov has gone a long way toward restoring the hope that he can become a top 10 player with his runner-up finish in Rio and strong showing at Indian Wells.  I see Federer winning the match by imposing his will and playing points he wants to play.  I also think Federer’s serve is more reliable than Dolgopolov’s.  In the end, I see Roger winning, 7-5, 6-3.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. jane says:

    i agree dan. i think the nole/isner match is more of a crap-shoot. literally. i am not a fan of isner’s game. but he’s pushed nole in cincy and iw before so he could win. with fed/dolgo fed will prevail from experience and calm. also fed has a lot of confidence right now.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      I agree on both counts

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