Norrie vs Nakashima: prediction for the National Bank Open
Cameron Norrie failed to defend his title in Los Cabos, losing to Daniil Medvedev in the final match (5:7, 0:6). The Briton had a great performance at that tournament, and will be looking to make a deep run in Montreal, too.He delivered good results at all hard-court tournaments this year, for example, he was the runner-up in Acapulco and won the Delray Beach Open. These achievements helped him reach the 11th line in the ATP rating.
Brandon Nakashima appeared both at the Los Cabos Open and Atlanta Open, and at both tournaments he reached the quarterfinals. In Atlanta, Nakashima yielded to Frances Tiafoe (4-6, 2-6), and in Los Cabos - to Miomir Kecmanovic (4-6, 2-6). At the moment, Nakashima is ranked 63rd in the world. His career high is 49th.
The last 3 head-to-head matches ended in straight sets.
No tie-breaks were played in 4 of Norrie's last 5 matches.
In the last two head-to-head matches, Norrie confidently defeated Nakashima. A month ago, in Eastbourne, the Briton closed the American in straight sets (6-4, 6-2). Nakashima regularly loses to top tennis players, we doubt he can overcome Norrie.
Our prediction - Cameron Norrie to win with a handicap (-2.5)
All three meetings between the tennis players ended in two sets, and we don't believe that the upcoming match will be an exception. Norrie is on top form and should close the opponent in straight sets.
Second prediction - total under 23.5 games