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The China Open promises an explosive start as the first round pits two top 20 players, Andrey Rublev and Cameron Norrie, against each other in a thrilling showdown. With contrasting styles and a hunger for success, this match sets the tone for an action-packed week of tennis in Beijing.
Our favourite Andrey Rublev vs Cameron Norrie – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Andrey Rublev vs Cameron Norrie – match predictions
- 2 Rublev takes on Norrie in China Open first round
- 3 Key match details
It promises to be an exciting matchup between two formidable tennis pros, both on different trajectories in recent weeks. Rublev has impressed on the court with silverware success in Bastad while Norrie has been struggling to get past the first round.
Andrey Rublev to win @ 13/25 (1.52)
Rublev will be disappointed with his showings in the Laver Cup and wants to get back to winning ways against Norrie in Beijing. The top-ranked British pro has struggled to give a decent account of his abilities with just three wins from his last 11 outings. Their H2H stats stand at 2-2 and we believe the Russian ace will be getting the better of Norrie to make it 3-2 in his favour.
Under 22.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)
Norrie’s woeful recent form does not inspire confidence in him putting up a fight. In Zhuhai, 52-ranked Arslan Karatsev defeated him in straight sets, getting past him in the tiebreaker lottery. Rublev will not allow the match to go that deep and we are anticipating an early finish to this encounter. Based on this, we are expecting this first-round duel to finish within 22.5 games.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Rublev takes on Norrie in China Open first round
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Andrey Rublev preview
Rublev reached the quarter-finals in Wimbledon and claimed silverware success in the Bastad Open. With three successive defeats in Hamburg, Toronto and Cincinnati, he got back to winning ways in New York. The Russian continues to live up to the moniker of always being a bridesmaid at Flushing Meadows, reaching the quarter-final of the US Open and hastily exiting with a straight-set defeat to Daniil Medvedev.
Cameron Norrie preview
Three first-round exits before the US Open did not improve his chances but he impressed with a third-round placement. British fans will be worried about Cameron who has fallen on hard times after an exciting start to the campaign. The man who defeated Alcaraz in a tournament final only has three wins from his last even matches. This has seen him be a liability in the Davis Cup and fail to defend his title in Los Cabos.
Andrey Rublev vs Cameron Norrie head to head
This is the fifth meeting between Andrey and Cameron on the ATP tour since 2020. Blows have been exchanged between them with two wins apiece. The balance will shift between them, making it an interesting spectacle for fans and neutrals alike.
Key match details
- Who is the top seed of the China Open? Carlos Alcaraz is the top seed at the China Open 2023.
- Who is the reigning China Open champion? Dominic Thiem is the reigning China Open champion.
- Where is the match being played? National Tennis Center in Beijing will host the China Open 2023.
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