2019 China Open – Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie taking place? National Tennis Centre, Beijing

When is Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie on and what time does it start? Wednesday 2nd October, 2019 – 05:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie? Sunny, 29c

What channel is Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live va their platform

Where can I get tickets for Andy Murray vs Cameron Norrie? https://www.wsopen.com/Tickets/

THE LOWDOWN

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ANDY MURRAY

  • Andy Murray beat Matteo Berrettini in his first match in Beijing in straight sets, coming through two tie-breaks against the US Open semi-finalist to face Cameron Norrie for the first time.
  • Murray’s win over world number 13 Berrettini cannot be overstated as a massive personal achievement in his road to full recovery, and mentally this could be one of the most important victories of his career.
  • The 32-year-old will be focusing on his fitness off the court but the lack of the usual media buzz around him will do wonders for his mentality as he focuses now on trying to win successive singles games.

CAMERON NORRIE

  • British number three Cameron Norrie came through the qualifiers at the China Open to face Cristian Garin, to whom he was a set and a break up before the Chilean retired.
  • 24-year-old Norrie has played out a widely inconsistent 2019 with a 20-21 record, which is disappointing considering he finished runner-up to Tennys Sandgren at the ASB Classic in his first tournament of the year.
  • Norrie will face a different kind of pressure when he plays Andy Murray for the first time as the two-time Wimbledon champion has a huge following worldwide and has found some momentum.

THE PREDICTION

Nobody will have wanted to draw Andy Murray at the China Open following his massive win over Matteo Berrettini, least not fellow Brit Cameron Norrie. Murray's current potential is still a relative unknown, in as much as how deep a run in the tournament his body can handle, and he can use this to his advantage. Berrettini may have underestimated his resolve in losing the match in two tie-breaks, but the manner of this victory will have justified in Andy Murray’s mind that his decision to undergo surgery and return to the tour was the right one. He can win again, as Norrie will find few supporters on court playing the reluctant antagonist in the four-time Grand Slam winner’s miraculous journey, and it won’t be a pleasant experience competing against a friend in these circumstances.

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