Join us while we take a look at this Friday’s action in Indian Wells with Karen Khachanov and Rafael Nadal fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.
<h2>Karen Khachanov (12) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/indian-wells-usa/nadal-vs-khachanov-3750263/" target="_blank" title="Check Khachanov - Nadal Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, March 15, Indian Wells</strong></a></p><p>Karen Khachanov ended American hopes at the BNP Paribas Open as he defeated last man standing, John Isner, 6-4, 7-6(1) in Indian Wells on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Russian saved all three break points he faced and lost just 14 points on serve to extend his winning streak at ATP Masters 1000 events to nine matches. Khachanov claimed the biggest title of his career at the Rolex Paris Masters in the end of 2018 and is trying to become the first Russian man to lift the trophy in Indian Wells.</p><p>Khachanov will next take on Rafael Nadal, who continued his quest for a fourth BNP Paribas Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Filip Krajinovic one hour and 26 minutes. The 17-time Grand Slam champion produced an impressive display of tennis, ending the match with 25 winners to just 19 unforced errors. Nadal is one of the most successful players in history of the BNP Paribas Open. The high bouncing conditions in the Californian desert suit Nadal’s heavy topspin with the Spaniard winning 84.13% of the matches played throughout his career on this event.</p><p>This will be the sixth official meeting between these two players. Nadal leads 5-0 in their head-to-head with Khachanov winning only one set in their five previous encounters on the ATP Tour.</p><p>The bookmakers are well aware of Nadal’s dominance over the Russian with the No.2 seed as the heavy favourite to win this match <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill & Start Playing Today!">at 1/5 (1.20) with William Hill</a>. Khachanov won five consecutive matches against Top 10 players but Nadal is a terrible matchup for the No.12 seed. With this in mind, our suggestion is to take Nadal’s -1.5 Set Handicap <a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 63/100 (1.63) with Pinnacle</a> as the best <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions & Tips">betting tip</a> for this contest.</p>