Indian Wells 2017: March 16th ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD

[21] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. [27] Pablo Cuevas (URU) H2H –  Cuevas is riding high at the moment.  I think this is a manageable upset on paper and based upon recent from it is not an upset at all.  

[3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) – The one-handed backhand is having a great year.  3 of the 4 Australian Open semifinalists use a one-handed backhand.  Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, and Dominic Thiem have claimed titles. Stan Wawrinka benefitted most from Andy Murray’s loss and the overloaded bottom half of the draw.  I could see this going to 7-6 in the 3rd set yet again.  Still, I think Wawrinka survives and advances.  I also think Wawrinka will be very hard to stop if he reaches the final.  

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