Number 1 seed of the tournament, Cameron Norrie will face the Number 3 seed, Taylor Fritz in the semifinals of the Los Cabos Open 2021 in Mexico.
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Match Details
|Tournament||Los Cabos Open|
|Match||Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz|
|Date||July 24, 2021|
|Venue||Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico|
|Surface||Outdoor Hard Court|
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Preview
Current world number 30, Cameron Norrie last played at Los Cabos in 2019 where he lost in the Round of 16 against the then number 8 seed, Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets. He has a win loss record of 82-74 throughout his entire career on the ATP tour and a 31-14 record this year to date.
Norrie survived his match in the round of 16 against Elias Ymer in straight sets after the first set ended in a close tie break, with Norrie winning the match 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. He cruised past the American, Ernesto Escobedo in straight sets. He lost only 2 games in the entire match, with the score at the end of the match at 6-1, 6-1.
World number 37, Taylor Fritz secured the runner up position at Los Cabos in 2019. He lost in the finals against the Argentinian, Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, 6-7 (6-8), 3-6. Fritz has an equal win-loss record of 112-112 overall in his career and 15-11 this year to date.
Taylor fought through his round of 16 match against Illya Marchenko after dropping the second set in the tiebreaker. Fritz eventually won the match 6-1, 6-7 (9-11), 7-5, which put him through to the quarter finals. Fritz triumphed over number 6 seed, Steve Johnson in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals against Norrie.
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Head to Head
This will be the 7th meeting between the duo who last met in March in the round of 32 at the 2021 Miami Open where Fritz won in three sets. Their head-to-head tie is currently tied at 3-3.
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Prediction
Norrie currently has a win-loss record of 11-7 on hard court, this year to date and 47-45 overall in his career. While, Fritz has a win-loss record of 9-5 on hard court, this year to date and 80-77 overall in his career.
Fritz has two years of more experience on the tour than Norrie however, Norris has played more tournaments and spent more time on the tour this year. Fritz did have two difficult rounds before the semifinals and did spend more time on the court which might affect his physical strength. Thus, this match is going to be extremely interesting and close.
Prediction: Norrie to win in three sets.