Cameron Norrie will face Joao Sousa at 1/8-finals of Auckland ATP 250 Tournament. Experienced Portugal Joao will play against previously in New Zealand lived British Cameron. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
In contrast, Norrie is just started his professional tennis player career. Last year was very effective for Cameron and he came to Top 100 ATP rated players. Like every player, British have his ups and downs but at the beginning of the year 2018, he showed much better tennis than in the end. Norrie is a left-handed player, as a result, he creates lot’s of problems even for the best players.
This season Cameron started very well by winning 3 out of 4 matches. He already won against talents like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Francis Tiafoe in Hopman Cup and lost only to R. Federer. He started season prepared to face strongest players and to show the potential he has. At first round of Auckland ATP 250 Tournament C. Norrie have won against Paire Benoit in 2 sets by showing his desire.
Joao Sousa is a very interesting and unpredictable player. Sometimes he plays on the same level with Top 3 rated players, then he can lose to the middle-class player. His favorite court is Clay, however last year he played on Hardcourt much more often. Portuguese is a very experienced player started his pro career more than 10 years ago.
Joao Sousa is a very persistent player with big ambitions. This year Sousa started in Auckland ATP 250 Tournament with a hard win against D. Shapovalov in 3 sets.
Players didn’t meet before. Both of them showing great tennis and perspectives to show even better result, however, Sousa is much more experienced. Norrie has one big advantage that he is left-handed and could make some troubles to Portuguese. Summing up they should play a tough match and fight in every game and set.