Norrie vs Khachanov: prediction for the Roland Garros match
Cameron Norrie won the tournament in Lyon just before the start of Roland Garros. Then, in the opening round of the current tournament, the Briton easily closed Manuel Guinard (7-5, 6-2, 6-0) before defeating Jason Kubler in three sets (6-3, 6-4, 6-3) in the second round. Last year, Norrie lost in the third round of the French Open - he was unlucky to face Nadal at an early stage on the tournament (3-6, 3-6, 3-6).
Karen Khachanov did really well on hard courts at the beginning of the year, but he hasn't been very impressive on clay courts. His only success on clay in 2022 so far was reaching the semifinals in Belgrade. At the current tournament, Khachanov defeated Nuno Borges (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4) in the opening round before celebrating success over Hugo Dellien (4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3).
In the last 5 matches, Norrie played one tie-break.
In 3 of the last 5 matches of Khachanov, no more than 9 games were played in the first set.
The opponents met this season at the tournament in Rotterdam. Norrie won that match in two straight sets. We suggest backing the Briton in the upcoming match - he is in excellent shape and in good spirits due to his recent victory in Lyon.
Our prediction - handicap (-4) to Norrie
The previous two meetings between the two players were quite long. We expect this match to be close, too, and suggest taking the over.
Second prediction - total over 36 games