Date: 14 March 2022.
Tournament: BNP Paribas Open.
Round: Third round (Round of 32).
Venue: Indian Wells, USA.
Category: ATP Masters 1000.
Prize money: $8,584,055.
Live telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Amazon Prime Video | India - Voot.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jenson Brooksby preview
World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas will lock horns with home favorite Jenson Brooksby in the third round of the Indian Wells Masters on Monday.
Tsitsipas has been reasonably consistent this season. At the Australian Open, he made the semifinals for the second consecutive year and for the third time in his career. He reached his first final of the season at the Rotterdam Open, but lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.
At the Open 13 Provence, Tsitsipas was upset in the quarterfinals by Roman Safiullin. The Greek lost in the semifinals of the Mexican Open to Cameron Norrie, but won the doubles title with Feliciano Lopez.
At the Indian Wells Masters, Tsitsipas was given a bye in the first round. Up against Jack Sock in the second round, he was pushed to the limit, but managed to prevail 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5).
Jenson Brooksby, meanwhile, made a strong start to the season with a runner-up finish at the Dallas Open. But he lost in the first round of the Mexican Open to Alexander Zverev in three hard-fought sets.
Brooksby has bounced back strongly in Indian Wells. He defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round and followed it up with a dominant 6-0, 6-3 win over Karen Khachanov.
One of the highest-rated youngsters on the ATP tour, the American is certainly living up to his potential.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jenson Brooksby head-to-head
This will be the first meeting between the pair, so the head-to-head stands at 0-0 for now.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Jenson Brooksby prediction
Tsitsipas struggled against Sock in his opener, while Brooksby steamrolled Carballes Baena and Khachanov. If the Greek doesn't step up his game, an upset could be on the cards.
Tsitsipas has a clear edge when it comes to serving prowess. Brooksby's serve is considered the weakest aspect of his game and is an area he clearly has to work on.
Although still only 23, Tsitsipas has years of experience to rely on. But so far, Brooskby has shown that youth isn't a barrier to success. He possesses maturity far beyond his years and his varied game has confounded many a player.
Brooksby ran Zverev close in Mexico, demonstrating that he's ready to go toe-to-toe with the big boys. Tsitsipas might just end up being the first top-10 scalp in the young American's career.
Prediction: Jenson Brooksby to win in three sets.