Cameron Norrie vs Jiri Lehecka Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

Four days into the Australian Open 2023, and already the men’s draw has been blown wide open. The top two seeds, Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud, have both crashed out, while Taylor Fritz, Matteo Berrettini and Alexander Zverev have also fallen early.

With such big upsets, British star Cameron Norrie will be licking his lips at the prospect of a deep run in the Australian Open. Firstly, he needs to navigate a third round clash against Jiri Lehecka, who has already sent one seed packing this tournament. Here are the best bets we suggest making on this match.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Cameron Norrie vs Jiri Lehecka – Match Prediction

Here at Pundit Feed, we pride ourselves on making great tennis predictions. Here are the best two we see in this match:

Jiri Lehecka to Win a Set @ 4/9 (1.44)

This time last week, Jiri Lehecka and Cameron Norrie stepped out on the hardcourts of Auckland for their second meeting. Norrie won the encounter, but Lehecka claimed the second set—just like he did in their first match, the year before. There’s a trend here, and with Lehecka playing some good tennis, and this match a best of five, we see the Czech having an excellent chance of continuing that trend, and winning at least one set against Norrie.

Total Sets – Four @ 13/8 (2.63)

While Lehecka has proven that he knows how to take a set off Norrie, it’s also clear that he hasn’t figured out how to beat the Brit. With two meetings in the past two years both going Norrie’s way, it’s hard to see Lehecka getting any more than one set here. Norrie will likely win this one in four.

However, if Lehecka is to cause an upset here, this wager allows for that as well. The Czech sent 21st seed Borna Coric packing in straight sets two days ago, and could pull off a similar result here.

Cameron Norrie vs Jiri Lehecka Preview

Here’s a look at the background of each of these players ahead of Friday’s match.

Cameron Norrie

South African-born and New Zealand-raised Cameron Norrie is playing some of the best tennis of his life the past few years. The British player is the No.11 seed, and has been as high as No.8 in the world last year. Coming off a final in Auckland last week, Norrie will be determined to build on his inaugural Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon in 2022, and make a deep run here.

Jiri Lehecka

Young Czech Jiri Lehecka is playing in just his fifth Grand Slam event, having never made it beyond the first round before. Ranked No.78 in the world, the 20-year-old has only been playing as a professional for the past two years, and is already making a splash this Australian Open.

Cameron Norrie vs Jiri Lehecka Head to Head

This will be the third meeting between the pair, with Norrie leading 2-0 after winning their match in Auckland last week, 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3.

Cameron Norrie vs Jiri Lehecka Match Details

Australian Open

  • When will the match start? The match will start at approximately 4:30 AM GMT on the 20th of January.
  • On which court will the match be played? The match will be played in the Kia Arena.
  • Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery.

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Bren Gray

Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and breaking news here at Pundit Feed.