Indian Wells Masters 2020 Men's Singles Prediction and Picks

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Indian Wells Masters Men’s Singles Overview – Event Cancelled

WhenThe Indian Wells Masters has been canceled due to the Coronavirus.
WhenThe event should have been between March 9th and March 16th.
WhereIndian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA

Best Picks for the 2020 Indian Wells Masters Men’s Singles

Even though the event is now canceled we’ll still give you our best picks for the Indian Wells Masters. Have a look!

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Two seeded players have withdrawn from the event.

The most notable name missing from the main draw is Roger Federer, as the Swiss legend underwent a knee surgery that will keep him sidelined until Wimbledon.

Other significant withdrawals include Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori, and two-time major finalist Kevin Anderson.

Novak Djokovic

2020 Record: 18-0, 2 titles

2020 Prize Money: $4,410,541

2019 Indian Wells Open Result: Third Round

Simply put, it’s impossible to bet or predict against Djokovic at the moment.

The Serb legend has been absolutely dominant in 2020, winning all 18 matches in three tournament appearances.

After leading Team Serbia to the inaugural ATP Cup title and successfully defending the Australian Open crown, Djokovic won the Dubai Championships two weeks ago.

He did have a tough match against Gael Monfils in the semifinal, going down one break in the second set after dropping the first.

A five-time Indian Wells champion, Djokovic will try to break out of a poor run at the tournament.

Djokovic has not made it past the fourth round since his streak of six consecutive semifinals – which included four titles – came to an end in 2016.

He exited last year’s tournament in the third round, upset in two sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Dominic Thiem

2020 Record: 9-4, 0 titles

2020 Prize Money: $1,741,575

2019 Indian Wells Open Result: Champion

Thiem’s most recent appearance ended in a third-round upset at the Rio Open, his first tournament since losing the Australian Open final.

Despite this, the Austrian will likely be back in form for Indian Wells.

Thiem will defend his crown from last year, which was also his first career Masters 1000 title as well as his first final on the hard surface at this level.

The young star has shown a significant improvement on the faster courts, as his last four finals were all on the hard surface.

Thiem already has wins over Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev and Gael Monfils this year.

Rafael Nadal

2020 Record: 13-3, 1 title

2020 Prize Money: $1,329,268

2019 Indian Wells Open Result: Semifinals

Nadal bounced back from his Australian Open elimination to win the Mexico Open two weeks ago.

Nadal had a flawless run to the title, not dropping a single set while losing only a combined 25 games in five matches.

The Spaniard legend will now turn his sights to the hard courts of California.

A three-time Indian Wells champion, Nadal has two semifinal appearances as his best results since his most recent title in 2013.

While his recent record at the Indian Wells Masters isn’t that good, the 19-time major champion will surely be in contention for another crown this week.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

2020 Record: 11-5, 1 title

2020 Prize Money: $803,987

2019 Indian Wells Open Result: Second round

Tsitsipas has bounced back from his slow start to 2020 with back-to-back finals.

The Greek successfully defended his title at the Open 13 and finished runner-up to Djokovic at the Dubai Championships.

Prior to his loss in Dubai, Tsitsipas had only dropped one set in eight matches.

The rising star lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round at the Indian Wells Open last year.

Having built up plenty of momentum in his last two tournaments, Tsitsipas is in great form heading into this week.

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