In the second round of the Queen’s Club 2021, World No. 24 and the 5th seeded Aslan Karatsev will be up against World No. 41 Cameron Norrie.
|Tournament||Cinch Championship 2021|
|Match||Aslan Karatsev vs Cameron Norrie|
|Date||16th June, 2021|
|Venue||Queen’s Club, England|
Aslan Karatsev vs Cameron Norrie : Preview
Aslan Karatsev finally gets his first first Grass win since 2015 which is his 2nd career win on the surface. The Russian before winning his first round encounter at the 2021 Queen’s Club, won his only Grass win in the 1st qualifying round of the 2015 Wimbledon. He hadn’t played on grass since then and is now trying his luck in London at the Queen’s Club.
He comes into the tie with a 3-set win over Chilean Alejandro Tabilo who entered the main-draw as the lucky loser from the qualifying rounds. Karatsev won 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Cameron Norrie finally breaks his streak of 1st round defeats at the Queen’s Club as he lost in the first round for 3 successive years starting from 2017. The first round win becomes his first victory at the tournament after failing to win a single match in his previous 4 attempts.
Cameron defeated Albert-Ramos Vinolas in 3-sets to register his first ever win against the Spaniard. Norrie 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to qualify for the 2nd round at the Queen’s Club for the first time ever.
Aslan Karatsev vs Cameron Norrie : Head to Head
This will be the first ever career meeting between the duo hence, the head-to-head stands tied at 0-0.
Aslan Karatsev vs Cameron Norrie : Prediction
Cameron enters into the tie with a career Grass record of 9-18. In the 5 previous seasons he has played on the surface before, he is yet to maintain at least 50% wins so far and will be looking to improve his form before the 2021 Wimbledon which begins in a fortnight. He is 30-12 for the season and will take confidence from his victories on Clay before coming to play on Grass.
Karatsev is 2-4 on Grass in his career and will be looking to improve on to that record as he has been amazing throughout the season so far. He will come into the match with a season record of 26-9 and will be the favourite for this match on the basis of his overall form this season. However, with both players not great on the surface, the match can swing either ways.
Prediction: Aslan Karatsev to win in 3-sets.