Indian Wells 2023: Jannik Sinner vs Stan Wawrinka – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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11th seed Jannik Sinner takes on the experienced Stan Wawrinka in the round of 16 of the 2023 Indian Wells on Tuesday.

Jannik Sinner (Twitter)

Jannik Sinner

The Italian youngster has defeated a couple of French veterans to get to the round of 16. In the round of 64, Sinner defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). Sinner had an impressive win percentage of 89 on the first serve and converted 2 out of 4 break points. He also smashed 9 aces in the encounter.

In the round of 32, Sinner had to dig deep to get past Adrian Mannarino in straight sets 7-6 (9-7), 6-4. Sinner was once again very good with his serves. He sent across 6 aces and had a win percentage of 82 on the first serve which increased to 92 on the second serve. Mannarino failed to break his serve during the entire match.

Stan Wawrinka

The 37-year-old has battled hard to win three matches so far in the competition. He defeated Aleksandar Vukic in the round of 128 in three sets 6-4, 1-6, 6-1. In the round of 64, Wawrinka produced another gritty effort to get past Miomir Kecmanovic 7-6 (10-8), 6-4. The Swiss veteran had a win percentage of 88 in this match.

Stan Wawrinka

Wawrinka went on to beat 7th seed Holger Rune 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5 in the round of 32. The 3-time Grand Slam champion had a staggering win percentage of 95 on the first serve and he converted 5 out of 8 break points. In the three matches, Wawrinka has recorded 35 aces in total.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head is currently at 2-2. Sinner comprehensively defeated Wawrinka in their most recent encounter, which was in the 2023 ATP Rotterdam Open, in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

Prediction: Jannik Sinner to win in three sets.

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Edited by: Gerard Crispin