Unseeded players Félix Auger-Aliassime and Yoshihito Nishioka go head to head in their third round match at the Indian Wells Masters as they hunt for their first ever round of 16 berth in a Masters tournament. The match will be played at 2 pm local time (10 pm BST) and you can follow the Félix Auger-Aliassime v Yoshihito Nishioka live streaming options here.
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Félix Auger-Aliassime v Yoshihito Nishioka Head to Head
This will be their second meeting with the first match having been played all the way back in 2015 when Félix Auger-Aliassime was all of 15 years old. Nishioka needed to overcome the loss of the first set to win that encounter at the Granby Challenger.
Auger-Aliassime Stuns Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas is himself not too experienced or old by any stretch but he had come into this competition on the back of some fine performances. He looked like there was every chance of going the distance and on his way, taking a few scalps.
Instead, the hunter became the hunted. Auger-Aliassime, who had looked like he was on the verge of something special, not just won against Tsitsipas in their second round match but defeated him in fine style, crushing the Greek 6-4, 6-2 win complete the facile win.
This result came on the back of a Sao Paulo quarter-final and an ATP Rio runner-up plate for the Canadian wild-card entrant. And with the form on his side and the confidence and exuberance of youth, it won’t come as too much of a surprise if he pushes on in this competition.
Nishioka Aims to Emulate Best Showing
Since the time he turned pro and started playing Nishioka has been on the circuit for nearly six years and only twice before this had he made the third round at a Masters 1000 tournament; at Miami Open in 2016 and Indian Wells in 2017. He had beaten Ivo Karlovic and Tomas Berdych on his way to that fourth round appearance where he was finally defeated by Stan Wawrinka in three, tough sets.
The Japanese player would now hope to repeat that at the very least, as he looks to improve his ATP ranking of 74. In fact, he hasn’t done better than the 58th in the world, which means another win here could push it closer to his best ever.
Nishioka is coming off wins over Denis Kudla and Roberto Bautista-Agut in his first two rounds.
Félix Auger-Aliassime v Yoshihito Nishioka Predictions & Tips
Nishioka has the experience but given how Auger-Aliassime has played in the tournament, it comes as no surprise that he is a favourite to win this at 4/6. We think this could be a fighting encounter that goes to three sets.
Tip: Three sets in the match: 5/4 (William Hill)
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