Milos Raonic vs Miomir Kecmanović Prediction
Milos Raonic will take on Miomir Kecmanović in the quarter-final game at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open on Thursday. Miomir Kecmanović made a confident start for the fourth round game, winning the opening set 6-4 after which his opponent retired. Milos Raonic reached through the fourth round with ease as he beat Jay-Lennard Struff in straight sets.
Raonic are in good form this year, making his fifth straight appearance in the Indian Wells quarter-finals, and reached at the quarter-final of the Australian Open and the Brisbane International.
Miomir Kecmanović, on the other hand, are on a struggling run of form this season, winning only one tour level match which was in Brisbane International earlier this year before falling to Milos Raonic in the second round.
Both players have played each other once in the past at the Brisbane International, which ended in Raonic win in straight sets. Raonic is better than Kecmanović in all areas of the game and is expected to register a simple victory here.
Milos Raonic vs Miomir Kecmanović Prediction: Raonic to win CS 2:0 @ 1.53 at Sports 888
Gaël Monfils vs Dominic Thiem Prediction
Gael Monfils heads to this contest after eliminating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-0, 6-2, while Dominic Thiem is coming off a straight sets win over Ivo Karlovic6-4, 6-3 in just 59 minutes. Both players have met four times and Thiem has won all of those matches, including the most recent meeting last year in Argentina.
Monfils have made an impressive start of the season, winning 15 of 18 matches across all competitions. He won the title of the ATP 500 Tournament in Rotterdam after winning the final over Stan Wawrinka. Monfils are in such good shape that he returned to the Top 20 of the ATP Rankings for the first time since July 2017.
Seventh seed Dominic Thiem enters into Indian Wells far from his best form with a 3-4 record in 2019, but have performed exceptionally well over the past few weeks, defeating the likes of Gilles Simon, Jordan Thompson, and Ivo Karlovic to make it to the quarter-finals for the second time.
The outcome of the match is difficult to predict as both players ranked in the top 20 and are playing some of the best tennis of their respective careers. We expect the match to end in three sets.
Gaël Monfils vs Dominic Thiem Prediction: Total Games: Over 21.5 @ 1.70 at Coral Sports
Hubert Hurkacz vs Roger Federer Prediction
Hubert Hurkacz reached to the quarter-final after defeating Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 to set up his first career meeting with the Swiss Master. Roger Federer thrashed Briton Kyle Edmund 6-1 6-4 in their first career meeting in less than an hour to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells.
Hubert Hurkacz is currently at a career-high ranking of 67th in the world and played exceptional tennis at the Dubai Tennis Championships, defeated top seed Kei Nishikori 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 before losing a tight finish game against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Federer, on the other hand, has been in an impressive form at the Indian Wells, defeating Stan Wawrinka and Kyle Edmund out in straight sets in his last two matches. He will be looking to make the semifinal of Indian Wells for the 12th time in his career. We expect Federer to win the Indian Wells title with Novak Djokovic eliminated from the field.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Roger Federer Prediction: Total Games: Under 21.5 @ 1.72 at Betfair
Karen Khachanov vs Rafael Nadal Prediction
Karen Khachanov went through the Indian Wells quarter-finals after beating John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) on Wednesday. Rafael Nadal reached his first India Well quarter-final in the last three year after defeating Filip Krajinovic in straight sets.
Both players have met each other five times in the past with Rafael Nadal winning all five games. Nadal is in a superb run of form this season with a record of 10-2 and is expected to get through this game in a straight forward manner.
Karen Khachanov vs Rafael Nadal Prediction: Nadal to win CS 0:2 @ 1.55 at Pinnacle Sports