St. Petersburg Open: Cameron Norrie vs. Taylor Fritz Tennis Prediction
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Taylor Fritz vs. Cameron Norrie - 2020 St. Petersburg Open First Round
Monday, October 12 2020
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Taylor Fritz meets Cameron Norrie in the first round of the 2020 St. Peterburg Open on Monday, October 12th 2020. Both of these players are looking to bounce back after very early exits of the 2020 French Open and get their indoor hard court campaign started.
Cameron Norrie will be extremely grateful to be back on hard courts, especially indoor hard courts, as he is not a very solid player when playing on clay. Norrie is more of a fast paced, shorter rallies player, and playing on clay prevents that as it usually ends up with there being long and drawn out rallies. Evans will want to play in as many tournaments as possible until the end of the tour for this year in the middle of next month, and he will be glad that all tournaments are played on the hard now. Norrie will now have to play another player who loves playing on hard and will be here to give it his all, Taylor Fritz.
Taylor Fritz has not really impressed on clay in the past month and is definitely glad to be on hard again. Fritz is a very promising talent, and one of the best talents the USA has to currently offer in the world of tennis. Fritz knows he is so close to beeing one of the best youngsters out there, but he has to get his game to that next level by finding consistency. We all know Fritz can make matches tough for some of the biggest players in the world, but if he can't do it day in and day out, he will struggle to become one of the best players.
This is going to be first meeting between both players and it is going to be an extremely tight one in my opinion. I don't see either player completely dominating the other. However, if I have to choose a winner, I believe Taylor Fritz will have the better chance to come out victorious here. Fritz had a solid US Open campaign and is taller, has a bigger serve and a better forehand. I expect Norrie to put up a tought fight, perhaps even win a set, but I think Fritz edges it.