Yosuke Watanuki vs Cameron Norrie Prediction and Odds: Mutua Madrid Open 2023

Cameron Norrie is on the verge of returning to the top 10 on the ATP rankings. He had two early exits in the last two tournaments and is not among the favorites to win Mutua Madrid Open. The Brit will face Yosuke Watanuki in the second round in Madrid.

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Yosuke Watanuki vs Cameron Norrie – Match Predictions

Cameron Norrie had a great start to the season, and despite recent failures, he is one of the players to watch in Madrid. Watanuki has no experience in the biggest clay court tournaments, but his record shows that he should not be underestimated.

Cameron Norrie 2-0

Norrie played only three matches in the last two tournaments he participated. That puts him under pressure, and he has shown in the past that he can definitely handle those situations. Watanuki is the new hope of the Japanese tennis, and many are seeing him as the next Kei Nishikori. Anyway, the youngster is still far from this level and that will be visible in this match. Norrie will take control of the pace of the match and will know how to make the difference when the opponent is vulnerable. It may not be a fast match, but Norrie will advance in straight sets.

Watanuki +4.5 game

The Japanese played well in the previous three matches including the qualifiers in Madrid. He is capable of holding his serve on clay and he will most likely do that against Norrie. Watanuki player three tie-breaks so far in the tournament and he will definitely push Norrie to the limit at least in one set.

Yosuke Watanuki vs Cameron Norrie Preview

Norrie is eager to get deep in this tournament and his journey begins with a match against the Japanese.

Yosuke Watanuki

Watanuki is ranked at No. 117 at the moment and has never been higher than 107th place. He has been on the tour for years now and this is the first time to play in the main draw on a 1000 Masters tournament on clay. Watanuki is 18-7 for the season and 5-1 on clay. He went past Federico Delbonis and Pavel Kotov in the qualifiers and then defeated Corentine Moutet 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.

Cameron Norrie

Norrie is still the highest ranked Brit on the tour sitting in 13th place. He is 22-7 for the season and 9-3 on clay. Norrie made it to the final in Buenos Aires where he lost to Carlos Alcaraz and the following week he returned the favor defeating the Spaniard in the final in Rio. Norrie is coming off a second-round loss to Lorenzo Musetti in Barcelona last week.

Watanuki vs Norrie Head to Head

This will be the first match between Watanuki and Norrie.

Madrid Open

Yosuke Watanuki vs Cameron Norrie Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Saturday, April 29th at 16 GMT
  • Venue: The match will be played on Stadium 3.
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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