Kevin Anderson vs. Cameron Norrie
|Date & Time||Monday June 17, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
C. Norrie +226 / K. Anderson -267
South African tennis superstar, Kevin Anderson is set to make his return at the 2019 ATP Queen’s Club Championships in London. Anderson will begin his campaign against Cameron Norrie from the United Kingdom.
Cameron Norrie had a very poor clay court season as he won less than 50% of his matches. Norrie has not been at his best for many months as he has not made it past the quarterfinals in a tournament since the Mexican Open which was played at the start of March. Moving onto the grass season means that Cameron Norrie will now have the opportunity to play on home soil. Unfortunately for Cameron Norrie, the Brit does not have a good record on grass. Cameron Norrie’s career record on grass is only 6-14 with the Brit only winning 2 matches on this surface last season. This is a very challenging opening round draw for Cameron Norrie and it will be tough for him to compete considering his recent form.
On the other side of the coin, Kevin Anderson missed the entire clay court season due to injury. The last time Kevin Anderson played was at the Miami Masters where the South African superstar lost to Roger Federer in the quarterfinals. Anderson had a strong start to 2019 as he won the ATP Maharashtra Open but the South African superstar has struggled with injury since then and has failed to win any other title. Kevin Anderson has a good record at the Queen’s Club Championships as he made the final of this tournament in 2015. Anderson’s overall record on grass is very impressive as he has won over 60% of his matches on this surface. In addition to that, Kevin Anderson also made the final at Wimbledon last season.
This will be the first time that Kevin Anderson and Cameron Norrie will be playing each other at an ATP event.
It is obvious that Kevin Anderson is an exceptional player but he may struggle considering he has not played for over a month. That being said, Anderson will be playing an opponent who is terribly out of form and has a poor record on grass. Anderson is a significantly stronger player than Cameron Norrie and I see the South African being good enough to win this match.