Cameron Norrie will take on Filip Krajinović in the first round of the Madrid Open 2021. Norrie is currently the World no.50 on the ATP rankings and Krajinović is the World no.36.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Cameron Norrie vs Filip Krajinović
- Round: First-round
- Date: 3nd May, 2021
- Prize Money: €15,060
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Cameron Norrie vs Filip Krajinović: Match Preview
Norrie has had an upsurge in energy, focus and results with the start of the Clay court swing. In the Barcelona Open, he defeated David Goffin en route to the Quarter-finals of the event. At that stage he faced the eventual champion Rafael Nadal, a contest that he lost in straight sets 1-6 4-6.
Post that, Norrie reached the Finals of the Estoril Open. In the finals he will face Albert Ramos Viñolas. His route to the Final was riddled with dangerous opponents like second seed at that tournament Cristian Garín, and sixth seed the veteran Marin Čilić. Here he will face Filip Krajinović in the first round.
Krajinović has shown good results on the clay court. First he reached the Fourth -round of the Monte Carlo masters, where he lost to Fabio Fognini of Italy. His next tournament on clay was the Serbia Open, where he lost in the Quarterfinals to Matteo Berrettini. At the just concluded Munich Open, Filip Krajinović lost in the Quarterfinals to German Jan-Lennard Struff, 4-6 6-4 6-7.
Cameron Norrie vs Filip Krajinović: Head-to-Head
These two players have not met on the tour before, so the head to head stands at 0-0.
Cameron Norrie vs Filip Krajinović: Prediction
Norrie has compiled 18 tour-level victories this season, which ties him with third-placed Jannik Sinner on the 2021 ATP Tour wins. In the match against Čilić, he played some consistent tennis and reaped the rewards for it. Krajinović has been let down by his serve in crucial moments this year.
Match Prediction: Cameron Norrie will beat Filip Krajinović in three sets.