Karen Khachanov will take on Cameron Norrie in the Second-round of the ATP Barcelona Open 2021. Khachanov is currently the World no.23 on the ATP rankings and Norrie is the World no.58.
- Tournament: ATP Barcelona Open 2021
- Match: Karen Khachanov vs Cameron Norrie
- Round: Second round
- Date: 20th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $16,373
- Venue: Barcelona, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Karen Khachanov vs Cameron Norrie: Match Preview
Khachanov had the best year of his career in 2018, where he won three ATP Titles. The ATP 1000 in Paris, the ATP 250 in Moscow and again the ATP 250 in Marseille. Khachanov has not won any titles since. The Russian 6 foot 6 inch star, who resides in Dubai, has had a decent start to 2021.
He reached the third round of the Australian Open, where he got beaten by Italian Matteo Berrettini in straight sets. After that, he reached the Quarter Final of two more competitions, the Rotterdam Open and the Open 13. In his first tournament on clay this year, the Monte Carlo Open, he lost in the round of thirty-two to Pablo Carreño Busta. Khachanov had a bye in the first round, in the second he will face British player Cameron Norrie.
Norrie is twenty-five and has been on the circuit a few years now, but an ATP Title has eluded him till now. This season though he has not done too badly. It started with his third round appearance at the US Open, he beat Diego Schwartzman in the first round.
Then he reached the Quarter Final of the St. Petersburg Open, the European Open, the Mexican Open and in between the Semi-finals of the Delray Beach Open as well. In the first round of the competition he has beaten the Italian player Salvatore Caruso in straight sets, 6-1 6-2.
Karen Khachanov vs Cameron Norrie: Head-to-Head
These two players have met only once on the tour before, at the Rotterdam Open in 2021, a contest that Khachanov won in straight sets, 6-2 6-2. So the head to head stands at 1-0.
Karen Khachanov vs Cameron Norrie: Prediction
Khachanov has won all his ATP Titles on hard courts. But he has a Quarter-final appearance at the French Open. Norrie is his fledgling career has already made two second round appearances at the French Open. Both players can play on clay, and both are in decent form, This will be an entertaining encounter, and the person who plays the best tennis on the day will win it.
Match Prediction: Karen Khachanov will beat Cameron Norrie in three sets.