Indian Wells 2023: Frances Tiafoe vs Marcos Giron – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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14th seed Frances Tiafoe locks horns with compatriot Marcos Giron in the round of 64 of the 2023 Indian Wells.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 18: Frances Tiafoe of the United States plays a forehand in his first-round singles match against Marco Trungelliti of Argentina during day two of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2022, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mackenzie Sweetnam/Getty Images)

Frances Tiafoe

The 25-year-old played an important role in the USA winning the inaugural United Cup. Tiafoe went on to play in the Australian Open where he reached the third round. Tiafoe received a first-round bye in Dallas and defeated Mackenzie McDonald in the round of 16. The 2022 US Open semifinalist lost to J.J. Wolf in the quarterfinals.

Tiafoe recently played in the Mexican Open. In the first couple of rounds, he defeated Yoshihito Nishioka and Feliciano Lopez respectively. In the quarterfinals, Tiafoe was outplayed by friend Taylor Fritz.

Marcos Giron

The world No. 73 has reached three quarterfinals this season. He began with a second-round exit in the Adelaide International 1. His first quarterfinal appearance of the season came in the ASB Classic where he defeated Federico Coria and J.J. Wolf before losing to Cameron Norrie. After a first-round exit in the Australian Open, Giron managed to reach the quarterfinals of the Dallas Open. Giron followed it up with another run to the quarterfinals at the Delray Beach Open.

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ACAPULCO, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 24: Marcos Giron of United States reacts during a match between Marcos Giron of United States and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece as part of day 4 of the Telcel ATP Mexican Open 2022 at Arena GNP Seguros on February 24, 2022, in Acapulco, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Before Indian Wells, Giron took part in the Mexican Open. However, his run ended in the first round as he lost to Michael Mmoh. In the first round of Indian Wells, Giron registered a relatively comfortable win against compatriot Aleksandar Kovacevic 6-3, 7-5 with a win percentage of 90 on the first serve.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Frances Tiafoe has a slender 2-1 lead in the head-to-head scoreline against Marcos Giron. Tiafoe won their most recent encounter in the 2022 US Open in straight sets 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Prediction: Frances Tiafoe to win in straight sets.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin