Cameron Norrie vs Alex Molcan
May 21, 2022 8:30 am EDT
Cameron Norrie and Alex Molcan meet in the final of the 2022 tennis Lyon Open.
Cameron Norrie is coming off a three sets win over Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Norrie won 77 percent of his first serve points and 59 percent of his second serve points. Norrie won 71 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 10 break points. Norrie got 66 percent of his first serves in play and hit six aces. Norrie has won back-to-back three set matches, and he’s now five of his last eight matches that have gone the distance. Norrie looks to win his second title of the year and his fourth title of his career. Norrie is 3-6 in final appearances and is 0-2 in final matches on clay court. Norrie has won six of his last eight matches on clay court.
Alex Molcan is coming off a straight set win over Alex De Minaur that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Molcan won 70 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Molcan won 64 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 11 break points. Molcan got 70 percent of his first serves in play and saved four of his seven break points. Molcan has won all eight sets this tournament, and two of those sets that were decided in tiebreaks. Molcan looks to win his first ever ATP singles title. Molcan is 0-2 in previous final matches, both matches that came on clay. Molcan has won five of his last eight matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Molcan is coming off a very impressive performance against a quality player, and it’s enough to give him a look here. However, Norrie is simply the more trustworthy player as he’s on the edge of being a top-10 player in the world, and he has far and away big match experience with more final matches under his belt. Once we get to the business end of tournaments, it’s usually the seasoned players who have the edge. We’ve seen Norrie battle tested this tournament, and he keeps coming through with the big points.
I like Norrie to win the title.