In the desert of California is going on these days the second big tournament in this calendar year on the stage. After the Australian Open, the Masters tournament in Indian Wells is the first tournament in which all top stars are back at the start. The seeded players had a bye in the first round. This also applies to Dominic Thiem, who was then able to master his opening hurdle with a little effort and will complete his third round match on Monday. It comes to a duel between Dominic Thiem and Gilles Simon!
Today’s Tennis Betting Tips Gilles Simon vs Dominic Thiem
For Thiem, the win against Jordan Thompson was worth a lot after a messed-up start into the new season. Thiem must not complain about the draw in California, because even the 34-year-old third-round opponent Gilles Simon can be described as a very passable lot. Simon is a great return player, but can barely generate pressure. Such opponents are Thiem in the normal case, this also proves the view of the direct comparison. Despite last seven victories in series are offered in the match between Thiem and Simon odds of 1.50 for the victory of the Austrians.
Gilles Simon – Statistics & Current Form
↳ Current ranking in the world rankings: 29.
↳ Position in the seedling list: 27
The meanwhile 34-year-old Frenchman has been a fixed part of the expanded tennis elite for years. However, the name “Gilles Simon” will rarely be mentioned in the history books, because his game is by no means formative. Attractive offensive game with many Winnern? That’s not the thing of Gilles Simon. The veteran, however, is considered one of the smartest players on the tour, who has a lot of feeling. Nonetheless, Simon was even a top ten player a few years ago, and in January 2009 he was even number six in the world. So far he was able to win their 14 ATP tournaments after all. After a nearly three-year dry spell, he celebrated in 2018 two tournament victories.
Simon has already played 15 games in 2019 and can show a positive 9: 6 record. The really big performances have not been seen by the French so far. In two small 250 tournaments, he was in the semifinals, in Melbourne he had to give local hero Alex Bolt completely unexpectedly beaten in five sets. After a bye in the first round of Indian Wells Simon had to fight hard with the Tunisian Malek Jaziri. Only after three sets was the victory certain. Jaziri had no less than 13 (!) Breakballs, but could only make a single use. Only after 3:08 hours could Gilles Simon confirm the role of favorite and celebrate the victory. This Simon could only celebrate his 13th victory in the 24th game in Indian Wells. Despite his many years of successful career Simon has survived only three times the third round in California. In addition, it was for the 34-year-old’s first victory in California since 13 March 2016. 2017, he did not start in 2018 there was a defeat for the Frenchman. As a favorite tournament Simon can not call the Masters tournament by any means.
Accordingly, the prospects are gloomy against a current top ten man to fix a surprise. Between Thiem and Simon a prediction on the victory of the Frenchman is very risky. Although Thiem is not in top shape, he should be clearly superior on hard court with his aggressive play. In addition, with Simon on faster surfaces the own service is more disadvantageous.
Last matches by Gilles Simon:
🎾 09.03.2019 – Simon vs. Jaziri 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 (Indian Wells)
🎾 22.02.2019 – Goffin Vs. Simon 6-2, 6-4 (Marseille)
🎾 20.02.2019 – Simon vs. Gojowczyk 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 (Marseille)
🎾 18.02.2019 – Simon vs. Hoang 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 (Marseilles)
🎾 12.02.2019 – Berdych Vs. Simon 7-6, 6-4 (Rotterdam)
Dominic Thiem – Statistics & Current Form
↳ Current ranking in the world rankings: 8.
↳ Position in the seedling list: 7
The now 25-year-old Austrian can no longer be described as a “young gun”. The expectations have increased significantly in recent years, but somehow missed Thiem so far the step from the world class to the absolute top of men’s tennis. The Austrian has been a fixed part of the top ten in the world for many months, but he has not been able to win the really big titles so far. Eleven tournament victories are indeed to book, but in a Masters 1000 Tournament or Grand Slam tournament he was not allowed to stretch the trophy so far sky.
Defeats in Austria are often eyed very critically and many “fans” or “experts” then deny him the world class. Thiem can not be satisfied with 2019 so far. Early break in Doha, injury-related task at the Australian Open and a first-round finish in Sao Paulo are just three examples of the hitherto messed up season. After eight games Thiem has a 4: 4-annual balance sheet to show. This is clearly not enough for the ambitious Austrian.
“But I have the feeling that this is gone now. I’ve been training well for ten, eleven, twelve days since Rio here in Indian Wells and feel fit and fresh right now for the tournament ” – Dominic Thiem
Even before the game against Jordan Thompson, he described himself as “fresher and fitter” – the preparation in California was very important to him to be able to eliminate the lost time after the injury in Down Under. In fact, the Austrian Thiem was much stronger than a few weeks ago. In a “tough match”, as he called it, he kept the upper hand in two sets. In all statistics, he was superior to the Australian and thus moved back into the third round. He still lacks a lot of his top form, but this game was a step in the right direction and encourages the upcoming tasks. Because of this performance we see in the third round match between Thiem and Simon a tip on the favorite win as promising.
Last matches by Dominic Thiem:
🎾 10.03.2019 – Thiem Vs. Thompson 6-4, 7-5 (Indian Wells)
🎾 20.02.2019 – Djere Vs. Thiem 6-3, 6-3 (Rio)
🎾 16.02.2019 – Schwartzman vs. Thiem 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (Buenos Aires)
🎾 16.02.2019 – Thiem Vs. Cuevas 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 (Buenos Aires)
🎾 14.02.2019 – Thiem Vs. Marterer 6-4, 6-4 (Buenos Aires)
Gilles Simon vs Dominic Thiem – Head to Head Statistics
Head-to-Head: 8: 2
The two pros have already faced each other ten times on the ATP Tour and Dominic Thiem has very good memories of the seasoned Frenchman. Thiem decided eight of these ten games, only in 2014 – the first professional year of Thiem – Simon prevailed in Nice (Sand) and Toronto (hard court). The last seven duels, however, all ended with a success for the Bresnik protected from Austria. The last duel dates from October 2018, at the Masters tournament in Paris, Thiem prevailed in the hall clearly with 6: 4 and 6: 2.
Gilles Simon vs Dominic Thiem Tennis Betting Tips
Twelve months ago, Dominic Thiem had to give up in the third round of Indian Wells against Pablo Cuevas injury. After a messy start to the season in 2019, he could now collect important points in Indian Wells. The draw is very promising, as the winner of the match is waiting for the winner of the match between Ivo Karlovic and Prajnesh Gunneswaran. First of all, however, it is for Thiem to master the hurdle “Simon”. The bookmakers offer for a favorite win by Thiem against Simon odds of 1.50!
Key facts – Gilles Simon vs Dominic Thiem tips
↳ Thiem was clearly improved against Thompson!
↳ The last seven direct duels have all won Thiem against Simon!
↳ For the first time since 2016, Simon has again won a game in Indian Wells!
The Austrian has won the last seven games against the man from France and presented his first appearance in California despite unusually cold temperatures in the desert significantly improved. Simon and Indian Wells is also not a love affair, because the Frenchman could rarely convince in Indian Wells and had to fight hard for three hours to fix the entry into the third round. To this end, I find between Thiem and Simon the odds on the Thiem victory but a good deal too high. On the victory of the Austrian is a use of 8 units at odds of 1.50 made! Realistically, this would probably be a maximum of 1.36 given performance in the first round, style of play and the direct comparison.
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