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Zhizhen Zhang vs Cameron Norrie – Match Predictions
Zhang made a huge upset in the second round of the tournament in Madrid. He will go against the odds against Norrie, but if he manages to go through, it will be the biggest accomplishment of his career.
Cameron Norrie -4.5
Norrie is having a great season, so far reaching two finals on clay court. He is among the dark-horse candidates to go deep in Madrid and he can be lucky with the draw brining him Zhang in the third round. The Brit is much more experienced player and know what he needs to do in matches like this. He will attack early on and get maybe a couple of breaks against the Chinese. It will lead to Norrie taking the momentum and advancing to the next round by covering the -4.5 games spread.
Under 21.5 games
As already mentioned, Norrie will be dominant in this match. Zhang had a tough match against Shapovalov in the previous round spending 2 hours and 17 minutes on the court. That will also take its toll on the Chinese and Norrie will take care of business pretty quickly.
Zhizhen Zhang vs Cameron Norrie Preview
Norrie is on the verge of returning into top 10 in the ATP rankings and this match may get him closer to the goal.
Zhang is 99th on the ATP rankings while his career-best was at No. 91. He has a losing record for the season with 10 wins and 14 losses but things look way better when it comes to clay court, where the 26-year-old is 5-3 in 2023. In the opening round of the tournament, he defeated Jurij Rodionov 7-6, 6-4. In the second round, Zhang had one of the biggest wins of his careers as he turned things around against Denis Shapovalov winning by 6-7, 6-4 and 7-6. This is Zhang’s first time to make it to the third round on a ATP Masters tournament.
Norrie is currently in 13th place in the ATP rankings with his career-high being at No. 8. He is very active this season already playing 30 matches and winning 23 of them. On clay, the highest ranked Brit is 10-3. In his first match in Madrid this year, he defeated Yosuke Watanuki by 6-4 and 7-6. Earlier this season, Norrie won in Rio defeating Carlos Alcaraz in the finals after the Spaniard was the better one the previous week in the Buenos Aires final.
Zhizhen Zhang vs Cameron Norrie Head to Head
This will be the first match between Zhizhen Zhang and Cameron Norrie.
Zhizhen Zhang vs Cameron Norrie Match Details
- Date and Time: The match will start on Monday, May 1st at (to be decided)
- Venue: The match will be played on (to be decided)
- 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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