2021 Italian Open Second Round – Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina taking place? Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

When is Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on and what time does it start? Wednesday 12th May, 2021 – Not before 09:00 (UK)

What surface is Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina being played on? Clay (outdoor)

Where can I get tickets for Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Cameron Norrie vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the UK? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live on Prime Video. Tennis TV subscribers can also stream the match live

THE PREDICTION

World number 48 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina faces number 49 Cameron Norrie here in what look set to be a really tight, possibly lengthy encounter on Wednesday. 25-year-old Norrie was assured in his beating of Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round nut Davidovich Fokina stole the headlines with a not-so surprising win over a struggling Grigor Dimitrov on Tuesday morning. Davidovich Fokina made the round of 16 at last year’s US Open in an exceptional Grand Slam run via a third round defeat of Cam Norrie, and theoretically this is a better surface for the Spaniard, but Norrie’s exceptional 2021 form must be taken into account here. The Brit has a 19-9 record for the season so far and made the final in Estoril less than two weeks ago as part of a brilliant clay season so far but that 1-0 head-to-head record with Davidovich Fokina makes this a tough one to call. Take this match to see three sets, as many of their matches have done so recently, and leave this winner up to chance.

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