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Tuesday Tennis Best Bet: ATP Indian Wells, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Cristian Garin

Tuesday Tennis Best Bet: ATP Indian Wells, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Cristian Garin
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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Cristian Garin Best Bet: Tuesday, March 14th

Well, that was an absolutely horrendous performance from Alex Molcan. That will happen with underdog bets, but losing one that looked to have some nice value and had a higher stake attached to it, as a result, is the tough part.

For Tuesday, it’s a match between two players that have looked incredibly strong so far in the desert, as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Cristian Garin square off for a spot in the quarterfinals.

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March 14th, (UK Time)

What an incredibly important week for Garin. After having been mired in a prolonged slump, the Chilean had fallen all the way to 97th in the world prior to the start of this event.

Already up over 15 spots in live rankings thanks to this run, Garin has a chance to jump another 11 spots with a win against Davidovich Fokina.

That’s no easy task, considering how well the Spaniard is playing himself.

His incredible court coverage and ball retrieval skills are even tougher to hit through than normal with the courts eating up so much pace on groundstrokes. His shotmaking abilities allow him to find ways to win points, so he isn’t totally reliant on opposition errors. Finally, his ability to work the ball around the court and strike his backhand with vigour is enough to keep his opponent on their heels.

On the other hand, Garin doesn’t have nearly as flashy of a game but has gameplanned really well so far at Indian Wells.

His backhand has also been rock solid, with the 26-year-old able to generate some pop on that wing, as well as find incredible angles that pull his opponents off court.

His first serve has also been bigger than it has been in recent memory, finding him some much-needed cheap points in conditions that make it incredibly tough to find many of those.

His tactics have been on point as well, with Garin exploiting that weak backhand of Casper Ruud last match in a straight-sets win.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs Cristian Garin Best Bet

While the talent of Davidovich Fokina certainly eclipses that of his counterpart in this matchup, he’s also the more erratic player that tends to play with less margin for error.

With both in form, I have this one going long far more often than not.

Instead of looking to choose which player will emerge victorious, I’m happy to split my stake here between this one to go three sets, as well as go over the game total.

  • Selection: Over 21.5 Games
  • Best Odds: 1.90 (Pinnacle)
  • Stakes: 2/10
  • Bonus: Over 2.5 sets at 2.48 odds with Unibet at 2/10.

Odds as at 1:00 am on March 14th, 2023. Odds may now differ.

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