Andy Murray To Make The Most Of A Kind Draw In Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open takes centre stage this week and a bottom-heavy draw at Indian Wells has opened the door for Andy Murray to extend his lead at the top of the ATP world rankings...

  • Novak Djokovic has won the Paribas Open five times
  • Djokovic is a three-time defending champion
  • Roger Federer has won the Paribas Open four times
9th March - 19th March OddsWon/LostBet
ATP Paribas Open    
Tips Andy Murray to win    Best Bet @ 9 / 4  
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (each way) @ 40 / 1  

The Draw

The draw for this week's action is quite remarkable as three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic finds himself in a ridiculously strong bottom-half of the draw.

Djokovic, who is 11/4 to win this tournament for a sixth time (Coral), makes little appeal off the back of his defeat to Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco recently and the Serb faces the daunting prospect of a third round clash with 2013 runner-up Juan Martin Del Potro (28/1)

There is then a possible fourth round meeting with Kyrgios or the exciting Alex Zverev before a quarter-final against two-time champion Rafael Nadal (8/1) or four-time winner Roger Federer (15/2), while one of Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori, Steve Johnson or Kevin Anderson could be waiting in the semi-final

Good luck picking a winner from that half of the draw!

Murray Is Favourite

The nature of the draw ensures Andy Murray is a worthy favourite (9/4 with Coral.co.uk) as he bids to consolidate his position as the world number one. Murray hasn't always had a great record at Indian Wells as he has reached just one semi-final since finishing runner-up in 2009 but he is the form man at the top of the world's game, as shown by his recent win in Dubai.

Stan Wawrinka is in the same top-half as Murray but he has never gone beyond the quarter-finals at Indian Wells and his recent shock loss to Damir Dzumhur is a major concern.

Tomas Berdych has a decent record in this event but he struggles to get over the line against the better players in the world and the same could be said of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tsonga Worth A Shot

However, the Frenchman is perhaps best positioned to take advantage of any upset involving Murray in the top-half of the draw and Tsonga looks decent each-way value at 40/1 (Coral bookmakers)

Tsonga has twice reached the quarter-finals of this event, losing to an inspired Djokovic on both occasions, and he arrives in good form after going 17-3 for the year, including successive titles in Rotterdam and Marseille.

2017 BNP Paribas Open Odds

Posted: Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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