The 32nd-ranked Taylor Fritz has an interesting challenge up against him in the form of Britain’s Cameron Norrie as they go head to head in the third round of the 2021 Miami Open on Sunday, March 28. The match is yet to be scheduled. Get the live streaming options of this Taylor Fritz v Cameron Norrie match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Taylor Fritz v Cameron Norrie Head to Head
There have been five meetings between these two players and Norrie leads Fritz 3-2 on the head to head. All the five matches have come between 2019 and 2020, with Norrie having won their last two encounters – at the St. Petersburg Open and the Delray Beach Open.
Again, all these five encounters have come on hard court surfaces, including one indoors.
Fritz in No Spot against Giron
Facing fellow American Marcos Giron in his second round match following a first round bye, Fritz had no trouble winning it, defeating his countryman 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the round of 32.
The hard-serving Fritz was on court for a mere 56 minutes, broke his opponent twice in each set and in turn faced no break-points of his own in their second round encounter. With 86% of his first serves in and winning 25 of the 29 points on those first serves, it was always going to overcome the Fritz challenge anyway.
The American had earlier reached the semifinal of the ATP Doha with a remarkable set of performances against Lorenzo Sonego, David Goffin and Denis Shapovalov, before he fell to Nikoloz Basilashvili – a player who was showing signs of returning to form after months of lacklustre showings.
Can Fritz continue with the same kind of form which has been of display from him all season helping an ascent again on the ATP Rankings charts?
Norrie Stunner for Dimitrov
Britain’s Norrie called his win over Grigor Dimitrov “huge”. And why not?
Dimitrov has been going through a resurrection in his own fortunes and as Norrie himself explained, “He’s really good on the hard courts. He’s had a good start to the year.”
For Norrie to then come through in straight sets, albeit 7-5, 7-5 does sound like a huge achievement, especially for a player 56th in the world.
Having also never made it past the first round at the Miami Masters, this victory does resonate with the word “Huge” again. He has already climbed up a few places by making it to the third round and a victory here will help Norrie break into the top 50.
Having earlier made it to the third round at the Australian Open and the quarterfinal at the Acapulco Open, Norrie will now be looking to take that next big step. And reaching the fourth round of the Miami Masters would just that be that.
Fritz v Norrie Prediction and Tip
While Norrie is in form, we think Fritz has the arsenal to get past Norrie and in straight sets too. Going with the Fritz win for this one.
Tip: Fritz to win: 4/6 (bet365)