Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Marcos Giron prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Marcos Giron prediction and odds: Indian Wells 2024

Finally, the sunshine double has arrived, and the first rounds of the 2024 BNP Paribas Open are all set. This brings me to the chosen match for today, which is Kokkinakis vs Giron. I’ve supplied my tips for this one below, and you can check out other tennis predictions today relating to Indian Wells whenever you like!

Our favourite Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Marcos Giron predictions

If you’ve had time to read my Indian Wells 2024 preview, you’ll know that the top seeds all received a bye into round two. This leaves the lower-ranked players like Kokkinakis and Giron to battle it out in round one. And while these two have never played, their game styles and respective rankings make for an interesting clash.

As for my predictions for Kokkinakis vs Giron, I’ve supplied two key options below:

Kokkinakis to win @ 6/4 (2.50)

I know that Marcos Giron is ranked more than 50 spots higher than Kokkinakis right now, but the Aussie’s form makes me feel he can take down the American. Specifically, Kokkinakis beat both Draper and Evans in Los Cabos, and both guys are around the same ranking as Giron. Furthermore, the conditions in Indian Wells should suit the Aussie’s game.

Kokkinakis +1.5 games handicap @ 23/20 (2.15)

If I’m picking Kokkinakis to win as the underdog, it makes sense to cover the +1.5 games handicap market too. This will be an automatic winner if Kokkinakis beats Giron, yet this could also pull through depending on the set scores. And I believe Kokkinakis would still push Giron close, even if he was to lose.

Thanasi Kokkinakis vs Marcos Giron odds

As the lower ranked player, Kokkinakis has a 40% chance of winning this one, while the implied chance for Giron is 67.70%.

Aussie power vs home favourite – who will progress into round two of the BNP Paribas Open?

Ahead of tonight’s first-round clash, let me cover some more details for both Kokkinakis and Giron.

Thanasi Kokkinakis preview

Kokkinakis is one of those players who when he hits top gear, he can challenge just about anyone. He has a big forehand and he’s ultra competitive, which is similar to the traits we see in Giron. And he’s only down at 99 in the world due to an unfortunate streak of injuries, so in reality, he’s much better than this ranking suggests.

Marcos Giron preview

Giron has enjoyed a good string of results in the USA in recent times. He made the finals in Dallas followed by the semis in Delray Beach. But when he came up against Casper Ruud in Los Cabos, he won just a single game, which could well destroy his confidence ahead of Indian Wells.

Kokkinakis vs Giron head to head

Kokkinakis and Giron have never met in an ATP tournament, meaning there is no head-to-head record to assess ahead of this match.

Key match details

Kokkinakis vs Giron prediction

  • Match Schedule – March 6th, 19:00 GMT
  • Venue – Indian Wells, USA
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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