Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber (By: Iniestaone)
Third round match from ATP Indian Wells between Djokovic (#1) and Kohlschreiber (#39)
So I never cover the top three players in tennis nor do I often cover Kohlschreiber but this game is a bit of an outlier to me, I wanted to see the odds movement before posting this and as I expected there's a lot of discrepancy between the bookies. Pinnacle offers 2.81 times the money for the Kohl +4,5 bet while its down at 2.20 at other bookies
I've seen other people cover lines like this for this match and base it on Kohlschreiber's win against Kyrgios which I don't think is correct, it was nothing unusual from Kyrgios to tank that match and see Kohlschreiber win 6-4 6-4 unbroken. What is more telling of Kohlschreibers ability in this year's Indian Wells was his huge performance against Herbert in the first round whom he defeated 6-4 6-0 and this was after Kohl was coming out of a slump of three losses in a row against a Herbert that is arguably playing the tennis of his career. Kohl has been amazing on serve in both matches, hitting 74% and winning 81% of his first serves against Herbert and hitting 63% while winning 82% of them vs Kyrgios.
Indian Wells is one of Kohlschreiber's best tournaments as he always produces good results here, last year he reached the quarter finals before losing to Delpo in three sets who went on to win the whole thing. The surface with the high balls flying fast while also bouncing high fits his style of great.
Djokovic had an expected slow start to Indian Wells against Fratangelo whom he defeated 7-6(5) 6-2, I don't feel the need to write an analysis on Djokovic's game as everyone knows it. He has played Kohlschreiber many times and most times its been fairly close, last head to head they had went in favor of Djokovic 7-5 7-5 and was in Indian Wells 2016.
I expect a close match here as well.
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Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber predictions
|Kohlschreiber +4,5||Pinnacle||2.81||9||8-12 WON (+16.29 units)|
Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).