Cameron Norrie vs. Sebastian Korda - 2021 Delray Beach Open Semi-Final
Tuesday, January 12 2020
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Sebastian Korda looks to continue his incredible run of form here at the 2021 Delray Beach Open as he meets Cameron Norrie in the semifinals on Tuesday, January 12th 2020. Will Korda make his first ATP Tour final, or will Cameron Norrie be able to utilise his experience to come out on top?
Cameron Norrie came through a 3 set match in the quarterfinals against Frances Tiafoe on Monday, beating the local talent 6-0/3-6/6-4. Norrie was always in control of the match, except for a couple of games in the second set in which he let his guard down. Norrie was able to be more consistent than Tiafoe, who is known to be impatient in open play and aims to win points a bit too quickly at times which causes unforced errors. Norrie's lefty-game also aided him in his quest to make the semifinals here as he was able to move Tiafoe around the court and play in his weakest shot, his backhand.
Sebastian Korda has been incredible here in Delray Beach, always beating his opponents as the underdog. In the quarterfinals, Korda beat his fellow US tennis player, John Isner in 3 sets 6-3/4-6/6-3. Korda was able to prevent Isner from dominating on his serve and aiming to take the match to a tiebreak, which always allows Isner to have a slight edge in the match. Korda is very young but is showing great composure on the court and a strong mentality when it comes to tough moments. Will Korda be able to continue this and make his first final?
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and it is going to be a very interesting and tight encounter. Norrie has a great serve and lefty-game, which allows him to move his opponents around the court and play to their weaker side, especially if they are right-handed. However, Sebastian Korda has been proving all his 'stronger' opponents wrong here in Delray Beach, and he looks to be the real deal when it comes to talent. I think that the backing from the crowd, and the momentum carried over from last night's victory against Isner, will aid Korda in making his first ATP Final.