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Pedro Martinez or the world number 8 Auger-Aliassime await the winner of Saturday’s second round clash between the world number 32 Francisco Cerundolo and the world number 154 Jack Sock. Read on as we preview the fifth meeting between these two players.
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Francisco Cerundolo vs Jack Sock – Match Predictions
We recommend that you read our tennis predictions and tips for Saturday’s clashes at the Indian Wells Open. Read in more detail about why we suggest backing the two bets in the Cerundolo vs Sock game below.
Sock to Win
Jack Sock was the world number 8 back in 2017, but several back injuries since saw him dropping out of the top 100. In the last 2 years, Sock had been very selective about the tournaments he enters and he doesn’t play much outside America these days. Still, he reminded everyone of his qualities with the 2022 Indian Wells doubles title when pairing with John Isner. Sock has experience on the big stage, his style of play is built for hard courts and that is why we back him to win this matchup.
Cerundolo might be a seeded player (27), but he only just won his first-ever Grand Slam match in Australia and the Argentine lacks experience at big tournaments. He’s also somewhat of a clay specialist, with his results on the hard surfaces far from impressive.
Set 1 Score After 2 Games 1-1
Our second free betting tip for this Cerundolo vs Sock Indian Wells clash is a bit on the safer side. We think that both players will be able to hold their first serve of the match so the result after 2 games will be 1-1.
Sock is known for his heavy serving and he will seek a solid start if he wants to beat a seeded opponent. Cerundolo is too aware that if he wants to beat an aggressive American on home soil he will have to serve well.
Francisco Cerundolo vs Jack Sock Preview
Cerundolo is yet to prove he can win at the big stage, while Sock’s recent years had been ravaged by injuries and yet he is an ex-top 10 player and in 2022 won the Indian Wells doubles title. Let’s learn a little bit more about their recent form.
Cerundolo achieved his first 2 Grand Slam wins in January in Australia, but he hasn’t stepped on a hard court since. His next 4 ATP appearances were all on clay, with Cerundolo struggling for form. He exited his most recent tournament in Chili in round 1 being the number 1 seed.
Cerundolo received a Bye in round 1, so this will be his first hard court experience since round 3 of the 2023 Australian Open.
Sock spent the time between the 2022 US Open and February recovering from a back injury. Last month he entered 3 tournaments in American, all on hard courts, on his way back from the injury. Twice he lost in round 1 and in Dallas he reached round 2 where his countryman and world number 5 Fritz beat him in a closely fought 2 sets.
Sock still finds his feet after yet another injury and he lacks rhythm. Yet, he loves the big stage and his entire game is built for outdoor hard courts. In round 1 of the 2023 Indian Wells Sock was very solid and easily beat the Frenchman Gregorie Barrere 6-4, 6-2.
Francisco Cerundolo vs Jack Sock Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the two.
Francisco Cerundolo vs Jack Sock Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Saturday, 11th March, not before 23:30 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Jack Sock is given a slight edge by the bookies, but both players have very close odds for a win.
- Where can I watch Indian Wells 2023 in the UK? Enjoy all of the action of this clash on Amazon Prime Video.