Our tennis pick for this match is Dominic Thiem to win.
This second round clash between Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas will be a rematch of the quarterfinal at ATP Doha earlier in the season. The Austrian won that match in straight sets and pulled out of the tournament with a fever.Thiem leads the H2H against Tsitsipas by 1-0 (Doha 2018). The Austrian is prone to having an occasional off day, especially on the hard courts, but this particular matchup (vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas) should be comfortable for him.
Stefanos Tsitsipas News
Stefanos Tsitsipas ended his three-match losing run with a quarterfinal appearance at Dubai last week, and he has made a good start to the week with a straight-set win over Radu Albot in the first round, 7-6 6-2.
His only previous main draw appearance in an ATP Masters 1000 event came at the Shanghai Masters in 2017, where he defeated Karen Khachanov in the first round but lost to John Isner in the second.
The Greek teenager has played three second-round matches so far in 2018 and has won them all, against Richard Gasquet (Doha), Antoine Hoang (Quimper Challenger) and Philipp Kohlschreiber (Dubai),
Dominic Thiem News
Dominic Thiem has been impressive so far this season having reached at least the quarterfinal in four of the five tournaments that he has entered in 2018 (except the Australian Open, R16).
The Austrian won the ninth tour title of his career when he defeated Aljaz Bedene in the final of Buenos Aires last month. However, he faced the quarterfinal exit in the following two tournaments at Rio de Janeiro (was the defending Champion) and Acapulco.
Dominic Thiem is the quarterfinalist here in the Indian Wells. The World #6 got a first-round bye in 2017 and went on to beat Jeremy Chardy, Mischa Zverev, and Gael Monfils before losing to Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinal.
Tennis Prediction: Dominic Thiem to win the match