American Next-gen ATP sensation Sebastian Korda will take on British left hander Cameron Norrie in Wednesday’s semifinal of the ATP Delray Beach Open 2021 taking place in Florida. Norrie is certainly more experienced of the two men, but Corda is playing at home and he has been a hot streak since his run in Paris.
- Date: 13th January, 2021
- Tournament: ATP Delray Beach Open 2021
- Fixture: Cameron Norrie vs Sebastian Korda
- Venue: Delray Beach, Florida, United States
- Round: Semi-finals
- Category: ATP 250
- Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt
- Prize money: $16,390
Cameron Norrie vs Sebastian Korda: Match Preview
Korda reaches his first ATP Tour level semifinal after upsetting Delray Beach No. 2 seed John Isner for the second time in as many meetings. The 119th ranked American wrapped up the match in two hours against Isner. The 20-year-old is the youngest semifinalist in Delray Beach since 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov in 2018.
Korda’s semifinal opponent, Cameron Norrie, made it through to the last four to everyone’s surprise, beating 2018 Delray Beach Open champion Frances Tiafoe in three sets. This is Norrie’s first ATP Tour semi-final appearance since the summer of 2019 when he lost in the semi-finals in Atlanta.
Cameron Norrie vs Sebastian Korda: Head to head
This will be the pair’s first meeting on the ATP Tour.
Cameron Norrie vs Sebastian Korda: Match Prediction
Ranked 74th, Norrie is certainly more experienced of the two men, but Korda is playing at home and he has been a hot streak since his run in Paris last year. Korda showed an attitude and demeanor well beyond his years throughout his match against Isner and his strong baseline game proved too much for the veteran.
The 25-year-old Brit, Norrie will look to book his place in his first Tour level final since January of 2019 when he made the final in Auckland, the city in which he grew up.
Contrasting styles will be on display in this semifinal, with Korda’s big serving, heavy hitting style up against Norrie’s counter punching never say die attitude.
Match Prediction: Sebastian Korda in three sets.