In the third round of the Paris Masters 2021, Cameron Norrie will clash against Taylor Fritz.
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Match Details
- Tournament: Paris Masters 2021
- Match: Cameron Norrie Vs Taylor Fritz
- Round: Round of 16
- Prize Money: $41,620
- Date: November 4, 2021
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Hard Court
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Preview
26 year-old Cameron Norrie is the current world no. 13. He ascended the spot in the beginning of this month, which also coincided with the start of the Paris Masters 2021. He has two to his credit, both won this year. The first was at the Los Cabos Open in Mexico, which guaranteed him entry into the ATP top thirty. His second title win was at a Masters 1000 tournament; the Indian Wells event in USA. Enroute the finals, he beat players like Roberto Bautista Agut and Diego Schwartzman. In the finals, he came a set and break down to win the match. In the first round of the Paris Masters 2021, he beat Federico Delbonis to win the 100th match of his career.
24 year-old American Taylor Fritz is ranked 26 in the world. He has won one title in his career, the Eastbourne International in 2019. Fritz displayed his best form so far in 2020, when he reached the third rounds of three grand slams, the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. He also reached his first ATP 500 finals in Acapulco, losing to Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Despite the loss, the runner-up spot boosted him to a career best ranking of world no. 24.
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Head to head
This will be the 8th meeting between the duo. Cameron Norrie leads the head-to-head at 4-3. Their last battle came in the semifinals of the Los Cabos Open, where the Brit defeated the American in straight sets. In their 7 prior meets, each has won 3 matches on hard court; while their only face-off on indoor hard court was won by Norrie.
Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Fritz: Prediction
Cameron Norrie has had a great year on tour. He picked up two titles, and made it to the third round of three slams. His win at the Indian Wells was his breakthrough into the ATP top 20, and also made him the reigning British No.1. He has a 25-11 record on hard courts and 7-3 record on indoor hard courts this year.
Taylor Fritz has had some struggle with form this year, as compared to last year. Still, he managed to reach the third round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He made it to the semifinals of four tournaments, two of which were won by Norrie. His last appearance was in the finals of the St Petersburg Open in Moscow, where he lost to Marin Cilic in three sets. His win-loss record on hard courts and indoor hard courts this year are 20-13 and 6-1 respectively.
Prediction: Cameron Norrie should win in three sets.
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