October 06, 2021 5:32 PM
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Adam Evans

2021 Indian Wells Masters First Round – Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima on and what time does it start? Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima will take place on Saturday 9th October, 2021 – not before 02:00 (UK)

Where is Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima taking place? Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima will take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, USA

What surface is Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima being played on? Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima will take place on an outdoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima

What channel is Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima on? Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima will be televised on the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs

Where can I stream Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream Federico Coria vs Brandon Nakashima live via their platform. Subscribers of Tennis TV can also stream the match live

THE LOWDOWN

20-year-old Brandon Nakashima could be one to watch at Indian Wells this campaign after some stunning performances on US soil this season. The American is up to a career-high 83rd in the ATP world rankings after reaching back-to-back finals at the Los Cabos Open, where he lost Cam Norrie, and the Atlanta Open, where he lost to John Isner. Victories over Isner (previously at Los Cabos and again, fabulously, at the US Open), Milos Raonic and Dan Evans over the last few months are vastly impressive and the hype surrounding the youngster is so far founded. He faces world number 67 Federico Coria who himself reached a career-high 61st in the world on tour back in July after losing to Casper Ruud in the Bastad Open final.

THE PREDICTION

29-year-old Coria is one of the more ‘specialist’ of clay-court specialists on tour right now, with this match on a North American hard court far from his ideal conditions. The Argentine will play on clay where possible but a win over Lorenzo Musetti at the Winston-Salem Open in late August is proof that he is capable of good performances on this surface too. 20-year-old Nakashima, though, looks ready for quite the campaign on his debut at Indian Wells. The San Diego native will be well-backed and a partisan crowd should fuel him on to win this first round match in convincing straight sets.

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