Whether you’re a ‘hard core’ racquet lover or occasional tennis betting aficionado, the handful of expert predictions that you’re about to get could help you cash in big on one of the biggest non-major tournaments there is.
The 2017 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is the first of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments of the season. This year’s field is absolutely loaded with every member of the Top 20 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and 46 of the Top 50 overall all present for this year’s tournament. This year marks the 42nd edition of the tournament which was first held at nearby Mission Hills in Palm Springs in 1976.
Now, let’s get on to some Tennis betting predictions.
Top Betting Predictions For The 2017 Paribas Open
2017 BNP Paribas OpenIndian Wells, CA March 09 – 19 2017
Roger FedererFederer won Indian Wells three straight times from 2004-06 and last won this 1000 Masters in 2012. After missing last year’s event due to a knee injury, Federer is back for the 16th time. The 35-year-old Swiss superstar has a 52-11 career match record at Indian Wells and was the runner up to Novak Djokovic the last two times he competed in the event in 2015 and 2016. v Federer is playing in his second tournament (8-1 record) since capturing his 18th career Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open. His second round loss last week against Evgeny Donskoy wasn’t very pretty, but I don’t think it was a precursor to how he will play at Indian Wells.
Novak DjokovicDjokovic has won three consecutive titles at Indian Wells and also took home the hardware in 2008 and 2011. Djokovic also has a whopping 17-match winning streak in Indian Wells since his last loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the 2013 semifinals. The current World No. 2 has a 47-6 career record at Indian Wells and he has advanced to the semis or better in eight of his previous 11 appearances. The 29-year-old Serb is 9-2 on the season after suffering a stunning second round loss at the Aussie Open to Dennis Istomin and a quarterfinals loss against Nick Kyrgios at Acapulco last week.
Andy MurrayAndy Murray is the top seed at Indian Wells for the first time in his career, but the World No. 1 has never done better than his 2009 runner-up finish against Rafael Nadal.
Last year Murray lost in the third round against Federico Delbonis and will come into this year’s event with a solid 12-2 record after capturing his 45th career title in Dubai two weeks ago. The good news for Murray is that the year-end No. 1 player has won the title at Indian Wells in six of the last seven years and eight of the last 11 years overall.