In the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters 2021, World No. 3 and the 2nd seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on World No. 36 and the 29th seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
- Match: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: 14th October 2021
- Prize Money: $175,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Preview
Stefanos Tsitsipas qualifies for his 14th quarter-final appearance of the season and his first at the Indian Wells as the Greek overcomes Alex de Minaur 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-2 in a thrilling fashion after having been 2 points away from what looked like a certain win for Minaur. After a straight-set win in the 2nd round, Stef has won both of his 3rd and 4th round clashes in 3-sets.
Nikoloz Basilashivili makes it to his 8th quarter-final of the season and similar to Stef, his first last-8 qualification at the Indian Wells. Nikoloz defied the odds as he defeated 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Karen Khachanov, winning the match 6-5 7-6(6) to register his second straight-set win this week in the desert having won his 3rd round clash in 3-sets.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo, who last met in the 2nd round of the 2019 China Open where Stefanos won in 3-sets and continues to lead the head-to-head tie 2-0.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nikoloz Basilashvili: Prediction
Nikoloz will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 159-127 and is 16-10 on the surface this having a season record of 32-24 across all surfaces. Stefanos will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 131-67 and is 26-7 on hardcourts this season and has a season record of 54-15 across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it looks like Stefanos Tsitsipas will be the one heading into the semis but it will be a tough battle as Nikoloz will be high on confidence and has also played some great tennis this week in tricky conditions.
Match Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in three sets.
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