Norrie vs Auger-Aliassime: prediction for the National Bank Open
Cameron Norrie delivered good results last week in Los Cabos, where he secured the runner-up finish. The British tennis player is on top form and is expected to make a deep run in Montreal, too. So far, he had no problems at the current tournament. In the first round, Norrie defeated Brandon Nakashima (6-4, 6-4), and then, he closed Botic van de Zandschulp in straight sets (6-1, 6-2).
Felix Auger Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime had a good tournament in Los Cabos, too, but in the semifinals, he lost to Cameron Norrie in three sets. In Montreal, the home favorite started with a confident victory over Yoshihito Nishioka (7-6, 6-4), which allowed him to progress to the last 16.
In the last 5 matches, Norrie played only 1 tie-break.
Auger-Aliassime played over 9.5 games in the first set in 4 of his last 5 matches.
Last week, Norrie defeated Auger-Aliassime in Los Cabos, and we do not doubt that he can do it again, despite the fact that the Canadian has home-court advantage and the support of the stands. Norrie is in better form and should win here.
Our prediction - Norrie to win
The opponents played three sets last week, and we expect another close match in Montreal. Norrie is the favorite, but Auger-Aliassime will undoubtedly give his best effort at home.
Second prediciton - total over 23 games