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Andrey Rublev or Jiri Lehecka await the winner of Friday’s second round clash between France’s Ugo Humbert and Canada’s Denis Shapovalov on Stadium 4. Read on as we preview the fifth meeting between these two players.
Total Sets - 3
Either Player to Lose The First Set And Win The Match - Yes
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Ugo Humbert vs Denis Shapovalov – Match Predictions
We recommend that you read our tennis predictions and tips for Friday’s clashes at the Indian Wells Open. Read in more detail about why we suggest backing the two bets in the Humbert vs Shapovalov game below.
Total Sets – 3
Of the four previous games between Humbert and Shapovalov, two of them have gone to three sets and we expect this to be another well contested match between the pair. The first set in the last three games have seen two tie-breaks and one score of 7-5 and it would be a big surprise if either player was able to complete a two set victory.
Either Player to Lose The First Set And Win The Match – Yes
Denis Shapovalov has twice come from a set down to beat Ugo Humbert and we are not ruling out the same happening again at Indian Wells on Friday. Humbert won their last meeting on a hard court but again it was a very tight contest 7-5, 6-4. We do not think that the first set will decide this match.
Ugo Humbert vs Denis Shapovalov Preview
These are two talented players who have experienced plenty of highs and lows across their careers. Let’s learn a little bit more about their recent form and career best performances below.
The 24 year old left-handed Frenchman has never got beyond the first round at Indian Wells but reached the third round at the Australian Open earlier this year. His best Grand Slam performance came in Wimbledon in 2019 where he reached the fourth round.
The 23 year old Canadian has an excellent record in America and has reached four third rounds, one fourth round and one quarter final at the US Open since 2017. Playing left-handed, Shapovalov has got to the last eight of at least one Grand Slam in each of the last three years but was knocked out in the third round in Melbourne in January.
Ugo Humbert vs Denis Shapovalov Head to Head
Shapovalov leads the head to head 3-1 with their last meeting in Madrid last year.
- 2022 Madrid, Clay, Shapovalov won 7-6, 6-3
- 2020 Rome, Clay, Shapovalov won 6-7, 6-1, 6-4
- 2020 Auckland, Hard, Humbert won 7-5, 6-4
- 2019 Lyon, Clay, Shapovalov won 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
Ugo Humbert vs Denis Shapovalov Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Friday, 10th March, at 22:00 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on Stadium 4, an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Denis Shapovalov is the favourite with the bookies to win this game.
- Where can I watch Indian Wells 2023 in the UK? Enjoy all of the action of this clash on Amazon Prime Video.