Cameron Norrie v Grigor Dimitrov Live Streaming, Prediction, Preview for Indian Wells Open 2021: In-Form Players In Unexpected Semi-Final

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Briton Cam Norrie plays Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals of the 2021 Indian Wells Open on Saturday, October 16. Get the live streaming options of this Cameron Norrie v Grigor Dimitrov  match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Cameron Norrie v Grigor Dimitrov Head to Head

Their only meeting was at the Miami Open earlier this year which Norrie won in two tight sets.

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Briton Cameron Norrie has been in tremendous form this season, winning his maiden title in Los Cabos and finishing runner-up on four occasions, including in San Diego, just before the start of the Indian Wells tournament.

No. 21 seed Cameron Norrie started with a couple of three setters this fornight, first against American Tennys Sandgren followed by  the big upset against Spanish veteran Roberto Bautista Agut.

Another three-setter followed against Tommy Paul as Norrie made the final eight of the Masters and played  Argentine Diego Schwartzman who was oming from a good win against in-form Casper Ruud.

It was spectacular performance from Norrie who dropped only two games prevailing 6-0, 6-2 and securing a spot in the semi-finals of a Masters 1000 for the first time ever and in turn having an outside shot at qualifying for the year end ATP Tour Finals in Turin.

Dimitrov Continues Impressive Run

The 30-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who reached three consecutive quarterfinals at the start of the season, all on hard courts, including the Australian Open, has since found the going difficult on clay and grass.

Dimitrov came into the tournament with a good run last week at the San Diego Open making the semi-finals after a 4-6 record from the last 10 matches, which went back to his first-round exit from Roland Garros.

The Bulgarian had a good run in San Diego, as he made the semi-finals where he was involved in the match of the tournament and narrowly lost out to eventual champion Casper Ruud, who is currently on a hot run of form, holding the most number of titles in 2021.

It was a good start to the tournament for Dimitrov with two convincing straight set wins against Daniel Altmaier and especially Reilly Opelka as he continued to search for his first tilte win since clinching the year end ATP Tour Finals in London in 2017.

The Bulgarian was up against top seed and US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who started as a strong favorite. Medvedev looked to be in cruise control up 6-4, 4-1 and all but ready to book a quarter-final spot. 

It was a phenomenal comeback by Dimitrov with the Russian dropping eight games in a row and the Bulgarian claiming the second set 6-4 and then closing out the third set 6-3 for the biggest upset of the tournament thus far and booking a place in the final eight and Miami Open winner Hubert Hurkacz.

Down a set against Hurkacz, Dimitrov came back to level the match and then was up 5-3 serving for the match when the Pole broke back taking the match to a final set tiebreak.

Dimitrov came back fro a  mini-break down with some strong hitting to clinch the breaker and a place in the semi-finals against Norrie

Norrie v Dimitrov Prediction and Tip

An intriguing match awaits against two players not expected in the final four, but both have been in excellent form at this event. It will be down to whose better on the day and on the big points, but Dimitrov’s experience should come in handy here and one can expect a spot in the finals for the Bulgarian.

Tip: Dimitrov to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 Indian Wells Open will be played from October 6 to October 17. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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