Tennys Sandgren vs Cameron Norrie
|Date & Time||Saturday January 12, 2019, 2:00 AM (EST)|
ASB Tennis Centre
Auckland, New Zealand
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American tennis player, Tennys Sandgren will face Cameron Norrie from the United Kingdom in the final of the 2019 ATP Auckland Open.
Tennys Sandgren enters this match having won his semifinal clash in straight sets. During the win, Sandgren served exceptionally well as he won over 80% of the points played during his service games. This allowed Tennys Sandgren to win all of his service games which was vital in the American’s success. In addition to serving well, Tennys Sandgren also received well as he won over 40% of his return points which led to 3 breakpoint wins. Sandgren has had an exceptional tournament and is yet to lose a set. With such a good run of form heading into this fixture, Tennys Sandgren will be very hard to beat.
On the other side of the court, Cameron Norrie snuck through the previous round as he won in 3 sets. It was a close match but Norrie won vital points in the third set to gain the overall win. Norrie has had a very strong tournament although he has struggled to get all his guns firing at the same time. There have been matches where Norrie struggled to serve while other matches where he struggled to return. Cameron Norrie will need to ensure he is at his best to win this match since his opponent is in incredible form.
Tennys Sandgren and Cameron Norrie have played 6 times in the past. As it currently stands, Cameron Norrie has the stronger record of 4-2. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at Sacramento where Cameron Norrie won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am picking Tennys Sandgren to win. While Norrie has played well, Sandgren looks to be in better form. Tennys Sandgren is serving and receiving well and I see the American winning this match.