Kei Nishikori vs. Cameron Norrie
|Date & Time||Thursday July 4, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Kei Nishikori and Cameron Norrie meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Kei Nishikori is coming off a straight sets win over Thiago Monteiro that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Nishikori won 78 percent of his first serve points and 59 percent of his second serve points. Nishikori won 72 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his six break points. Nishikori got 70 percent of his first serves in play and faced just one break point in the victory that took a little over two hours. It was a solid performance from Nishikori and one that didn’t have many stressful points, which is key for a long tournament run. Nishikori hasn’t been bounced before the third round of a grand slam since the 2015 US Open. Nishikori has won six of his last seven matches on grass court.
Cameron Norrie is coming off a straight sets win over Denis Istomin that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Norrie won 78 percent of his first serve points and 47 percent of his second serve points. Norrie won 66 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 15 break points. Norrie got 62 percent of his first serves in play, saved seven of his eight break points and had six aces. It was the first Wimbledon victory for Norrie, which has to feel good for the 23-year-old who calls London home. Norrie looks to make the third round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Norrie has one career win over a top-10 player, which came last year against John Isner in Lyon. Norrie has split his last four matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Norrie will have the crowd behind him and is playing with house money, which makes anybody dangerous. Nishikori just doesn’t lose early in grand slam play anymore and usually dominates matches he’s supposed to win on the big stage. Nishikori was fresh and serving well in his last match, which has been the key to his success this year.
Nishikori probably wins this match in straight sets.