Cameron Norrie vs. Alexander Zverev
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 6, 2019, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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German tennis superstar, Alexander Zverev is set to play at the 2019 ATP Rogers Cup in Montreal. Zverev will start his Rogers Cup campaign against Cameron Norrie from the United Kingdom.
Alexander Zverev received a bye in the opening round due to his high seeding. It has been a strong few months for Alexander Zverev as he has managed to get some good results. Zverev made the quarterfinals of the French Open and Halle Open while making the semifinals of the German Open. In addition to that, Alexander Zverev won the Geneva Open. The Rogers Cup has always been a very strong tournament for Alexander Zverev as he won this title in 2017. Zverev made the quarterfinals of this tournament last season. Considering his current form and his record at the Rogers Cup, Alexander Zverev will be tough to stop in this tournament.
On the other side of the coin, Cameron Norrie defeated Marton Fucsovics in the opening round. It was a close match that lasted 3 sets. During the win, Norrie returned serve exceptionally well as he won 46% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. Norrie has been in good form but this is expected to be a tough match as he is playing against an elite opponent in Zverev
Alexander Zverev and Cameron Norrie have played each other once in the past. The match was earlier in the season at the Mexican Open where Alexander Zverev won in straight sets. The conditions at the Mexican Open will be similar to those that will be present during this match.
Cameron Norrie showed great determination to win his previous match but I see him losing this match. Alexander Zverev is an elite player and he has been playing well in recent months. Zverev has an outstanding record at the Rogers Cup and he should be confident as he enters this match. Alexander Zverev is the stronger player and I see him being good enough to win this match.