In the third round clash at the French Open 2021, World No. 3 and the 3th seeded Rafael Nadal will be up against World No. 45 Cameron Norrie.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie|
|Date||5th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$136,787 (INR 1,00,04,396 approx.)|
Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie : Preview
Rafael Nadal continues his dominant run at the French Open 2021 as the defending champion chases his 21st Grand Slam and his 14th title at the Roland Garros.
Nadal reaches the third round after consecutive straight-set wins in the first and second round. Playing against Frenchman Richard Gasquet on his 35th birthday, which was their 17th meeting on the tour, Nadal won 6-0, 7-5, 6-2 in his 17th win against Gasquet and is yet to drop a set against him since their first meeting way back in 2004.
Cameron Norrie reaches the third round of the French Open for the first time in his career after failing to do so in his last 3 appearances at the Roland Garros, having reached the 2nd round only once in 2018.
Norrie comes into the tie from a 4-set win over South African Lloyd Harris after having won his opening round match in straight-sets. Norrie put on a brave fight after dropping the first set against Harris, but won the next 3 to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie : Head to Head
This will be their 3rd meeting on the tour and also the 3rd of the year after having played previously in the 3rd round of the 2021 Australian Open and later in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Barcelona Open.
Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie : Prediction
Rafael Nadal remains a favourite in all of his matches at the French Open and so does he in this match as well. Nadal has not dropped a set at the Roland Garros since his 2019 French Open title, saved a set point in his 1st round match this year, showing great strength both physically and mentally to win the games and sets.
Cameron has been great on Clay this season being 16-4 on Clay for the season having reached 2 finals at the 2021 Lyon Open, defeating Dominic Thiem and then at the 2021 Estoril Open. However, him surprising Nadal has very low possibility since winning a set against the Spaniard is considered a great success as Nadal has lost only 27 sets in his 105 matches at the tournament.
Prediction: Rafael Nadal to win in straight sets in the 3rd round of the French Open 2021