ATP Cup 2020 – Cameron Norrie vs Nick Kyrgios Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Cameron Norrie vs Nick Kyrgios taking place? Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia

When is Cameron Norrie vs Nick Kyrgios on? Wednesday 8th January, 2020 – not before 23:00 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Cameron Norrie vs Nick Kyrgios? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Cameron Norrie vs Nick Kyrgios? https://www.atpcup.com/tickets

Who won the last meeting between Cameron Norrie and Nick Kyrgios? Cameron Norrie beat Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 3-0 (RET)

THE LOWDOWN

CAMERON NORRIE

  • Cameron Norrie has won two of his three singles matches at the ATP Cup to help Great Britain through to the quarter-finals, losing to Belgium’s Steve Darcis but beating Dimitar Kuzmanov and Alexander Cozbionov of Bulgaria and Moldova respectively.
  • 24-year-old Norrie enjoyed his best year on tour last year where he reached a career-high 41st in the ATP world rankings which is, notably, the same career-high as Team GB’s Dan Evans has so far achieved (in 2017).
  • Now world number 52, it would surprise most people to find that Norrie won his only previous meeting with Nick Kyrgios at the Atlanta Open in 2018 but that match was brought to a halt in the second set as the Aussie retired.

NICK KYRGIOS

  • Nick Kyrgios played out the first real ATP Cup blockbuster against Stefanos Tsitsipas in an unbelievably close match that saw three tiebreaks and plenty of passion.
  • The world number 29 was the picture of calm for once in a match that saw his opposite number Tsitsipas throw several outbursts – and a racket that hit his father Apostolos, causing an argument within the family.
  • Kyrgios, also 24, has won both of his matches at the ATP Cup and looks to be in his best form as he often does when playing in a team environment, with his relationship with captain Lleyton Hewitt looking especially healthy.

THE PREDICTION

While the head-to-head record between these players reads 1-0 to Cameron Norrie, the circumstances for this match could not be any more different than his win by Nick Kyrgios’ retirement in 2018. Kyrgios has taken up a mantle this week for Australia that befits him superbly, and his assured performance against Tsitsipas was all the more impressive as he kept a cool head throughout. It will take a player far better than Norrie to bring down the charismatic Aussie at this tournament.

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