On November 3 2021, World No. 13 Cameron Norrie will face World No. 25, Reilly Opelka, in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters.
Cameron Norrie vs Reilly Opelka: Match Details
- Tournament: Paris Masters 2021
- Match: Cameron Norrie vs Reilly Opelka
- Round: Second round
- Date: November 3, 2021
- Prize Money: $25,434
- Venue: Paris, France
- Surface: Indoor Hard Court
Cameron Norrie vs Reilly Opelka: Preview
Two top tennis players will compete for advancement in the third round of the Paris Masters and on the face of it, it looks like the battle between players from opposite sides of the Atlantic would be exciting.
Norrie got off to a strong start in the competition, defeating Federico Delbonis in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. Cameron appears to be driven by a desire to redeem himself after a lacklustre performance in the Austrian capital, and there is no reason to suppose he would fail to do so. The Briton plays some of his best tennis in the latter portion of the season, therefore, he should make the most of the remaining tournaments.
In the opening round, Opelka had no trouble overcoming Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in straight sets 6-3, 7-6. Reilly has previously failed miserably in a number of competitions. He appears to have made some progress in his game plan off late. At the same time, the American’s immediate prospects remain uncertain due to the fact that he has yet to face true elite competitors.
Cameron Norrie vs Reilly Opelka: Head-to-Head
The players are on the same level in terms of their head-to-head (1-1). Norrie took over Opelka in 2016, while Reilly got even with Cameron in the Cincinnati Masters last season. This will be their third career meeting.
Cameron Norrie vs Reilly Opelka: Prediction
This match probably won’t end too quickly. Fights with the participation of Opelka rarely go without tie-breaks, and we believe that a similar development is also waiting for us now. It is too difficult to confidently name the owner of a ticket to the next round.
This contest is unlikely to conclude shortly. Fights featuring Opelka’s participation seldom go without a tie-break and it looks like a similar scenario awaits the audience on this occasion too. Hence, it is far too tough to identify the owner of a ticket for the following round with certainty.
Match Prediction: Norrie to win in gruelling three sets.
Cameron Norrie vs Reilly Opelka: Broadcast and Live Stream Details