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Diego Schwartzman and Federico Coria are set to go head-to-head in the opening round of Indian Wells in what will be a battle between two of the best Argentinian men’s players on tour. Ahead of the match, we’ve compiled a list of predictions and tips. Here are our selections for this particular game.
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Diego Schwartzman vs Federico Coria – Match Predictions
Both players aren’t currently enjoying very different years so far and both have been playing predominantly on clay. While the hard courts at Indian Wells aren’t the quickest, both men will still likely need a period of adjustment at the beginning of the match. Despite that, we’re leaning towards a Coria win – here’s why:
Federico Coria to win
To say Diego Schwartzman is out of form would be a huge understatement. The tenacious 30-year-old has won just one of his last 14 matches in a dismal run that stretches back to September last year. Considering a large portion of these games have been played on his favourite surface – clay – there is real cause for concern in the Schwartzman camp.
Federico Coria, on the other hand, has won nine out of his last eleven matches. Although a significant chunk of these have been on the Challenger Tour, there is no substitute for momentum in any sport. Although his favourite surface is clay, we are expecting to get the job done over a man severely lacking in confidence.
Total sets – 3
Although Schwartzman has been struggling to find victories on the ATP Tour this year, he has at least been making a fist of most matches. Last time out, he took Nicolas Jarry to three sets before losing in a tie break and we believe this one will go the distance too.
Diego Schwartzman vs Federico Coria Preview
Now the predictions are locked in, let’s take a closer look at both men.
The combative Argentinian has been a professional tennis player for 13 years now and it was only a couple of years ago that he made it into the top ten of the world rankings. While the chances of him returning to that level look slim at the moment, he is a player with bags of ability who could just be one win away from turning his fortunes around
Like his opponent, Coria also turned pro 13 years ago but hasn’t enjoyed the same success as Schwartzman. Earlier this year, he reached the top 50 for the first time and he’ll have aspirations of going even further as the year progresses. After losing to Diaz Acosta last time out, he’ll be looking to put things right against Schwartzman.
Diego Schwartzman vs Federico Coria Head to Head
It is the first time that the two men have played each other since 2012. On that occasion, Schwartzman won 2-0 on an indoor hard court in Argentina.
Diego Schwartzman vs Federico Coria Match Details
- When will this match start? This match takes place on Thursday, 9th March at around 01:00 UK time.
- On which court will the Volynets vs Rogers match be played? As per the order of play, this match will be played at the Indian Wells Open’s Stadium 3.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Diego Schwartzman is the narrow favourite with the bookies.
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