Can Kei Get it Done in Paris? A look at Indian Wells and His Serve

Indian Wells is an odd tournament this year.  Not in the result of the high seeds as they are pounding their foes into the ground.  The timing goes into the French Open has those that play other venues this week with a small advantage due to playing on clay.  Another head scratcher is that this is a one and a half week event with qualifying going into Tuesday of the first week.  With all of this in the background, what can we take from some of the up and comers heading into Paris.

Dimitrov Benefits From Ankle

Nick Krygios could have seen a great lift in his game by producing quality results outside of his home continent of Australia.  In the middle of a tight three set war with Grigor Dimitrov, his ankle goes the wrong way in the final set and he goes down in a tight third set breaker.  However, was it just the injury or did the occasion get to him as well because he was serving for the match 5-4?  This was another injury related setback after a trick back limited his time outside the Aussie Open.  Apex Tennis Betting is very interested to see what will Nick do the next time he is in a similar situation but at full health.

Watch This Measuring Stick For Kei

Nishikori and a few others languishing in the Top Ten are effectively biding their time til Rodger’s retirement.  With Andy’s mental game suffering and Nadal falling apart physically, these larger tournaments are valuable for French Open futures even if they are not on clay.  Take Verdasco.  The first set of their third round had him losing the tiebreak 8-6.  Too few free points on his serve makes his ascension in any tournament other than the French an  iffy proposition.

What we can take from this is that the up and comers are still not ready for Paris.  Kei is struggling a tad in not dispatching those he should in rapid fashion.  Nadal’s body is the key.  Healthy and he can challenge Novak.  If not then, Joko is a monster favorite. We will review ATP Indian Well and prepare for the clay of Paris next week.  Good fortune in your tennis wagering.