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The home favourite Tiafoe meets the Australian Kubler in the third round of Indian Wells on Sunday and it can be a very interesting duel, even though the American is clearly the favourite. In any case, if you want to learn more about this game, keep reading for our preview and our reliable ATP Indian Wells predictions here.
Tiafoe to Win a 2-0 in Sets
Set One Total Games: 6-8
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Frances Tiafoe vs Jason Kubler – Match Predictions
BNP Paribas Open reached its third round and will soon enter the second week of play, so some of the lower seeds that are still hanging in can be pleased with results, including Jason Kubler. His next opponent, however, is the most difficult one yet, at least according to ATP rankings.
Frances Tiafoe to Win 2-0 in Sets
While Jason Kubler has done very well so far at Indian Wells, beating Lorenzo Sonego and Grigor Dimitrov, Tiafoe is likely the end of the road for the Australian. After all, Kubler went 1-1 in sets with Dimitrov before the Bulgarian retired and who knows how that game would’ve ended if Dimitrov could’ve kept going.
In any case, Frances Tiafoe is looking rather confident at the moment and while he skipped the first round as the 14th seed at the tournament, he only lost four games to his fellow American Giron, who is similarly ranked as Jason Kubler. With that in mind, we can see Tiafoe winning this game in straight sets, which was the case in the only h2h duel between these two players at US Open in 2022.
Set One Total Games: 6-8
We don’t only expect Tiafoe to win this game in straight set, we expect him to dominate Kubler. Yes, the last time these two players met, Kubler forced a couple of tie-breaks and the third set also went to 12 games, but we expect a different story here since Tiafoe seems more confident than ever at the moment.
Frances Tiafoe vs Jason Kubler Preview
Now that we have our tennis predictions explained, let’s take a closer look at the road these players took to get to the third stage.
Frances Tiafoe, currently ranked 16th in the ATP rankings, didn’t yet get a lot of time on the court to show his abilities at this tournament since he was free in the first round as a seeded player, but his second-round duel against Marcos Giron was pretty convincing, as Tiafoe won that game 6-2, 6-2. The most Tiafoe got here in the past is quarter-finals, so he will be hoping to achieve more this time around.
The Australian, currently ranked 75th in the ATP rankings, had a very solid run so far at Indian Wells. In the first round, he managed to beat in straight sets Lorenzo Sonego, who is slightly better ranked than him. Then, in the second round, he met with Dimitrov, ranked 25th at the moment, and took the match to third set. Kubler took a 3-0 lead in the third set when Dimitrov retired.
Frances Tiafoe vs Jason Kubler Head to Head
Tiafoe and Kubler only met once before and it was last year at US Open in the second round. And while Tiafoe only won by four sets in total, he still took a 3-0 win over the Australian thanks to being the more composed one in the two tie-breaks that we saw.
- 02/09/22 at US Open, 2nd Round – Tiafoe won 3-0 (7-6(3), 7-5, 7-6(2))
Frances Tiafoe vs Jason Kubler Match Details
- When will the is match start? This match will start not before 21:00 GMT, on Sunday, 12th March.
- On which court will this game be held? The Indian Wells Open’s Stadium 2 will host this game.
- Who is the favourite to win the match? Frances Tiafoe is the clear favourite at 1/5 (1.20) odds.
- Can I watch Indian Wells 2023 in the UK? Yes, this match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom