Cameron Norrie in the third round of the 2023 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California, USA
Cameron Norrie in the third round of the 2023 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California, USA | (Photo by Mike Frey/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Auckland 2024 | Norrie looking to build on positive United Cup campaign against Van Assche

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Cameron Norrie v Luca Van Assche [Q]
  • H2H: Norrie leads 1-0
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Cameron Norrie is looking to build on his positive United Cup campaign in Auckland where he takes on qualifier Luca Van Assche in his opening round match.

 

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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Cameron Norrie v Luca Van Assche [Q]     H2H: Norrie leads 1-0     
ATP Auckland 2024 Auckland, New Zealand  
Hard (O) Prize Money: $11,610
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Cameron Norrie is looking to build on a successful United Cup campaign as he takes on Luca Van Assche in his opening round match in Auckland.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Cameron Norrie (WR 19) Luca Van Assche (WR 87)
Tournament Previous Best Final (2019, 2023) QR1 (2023)
1st Serve % 65 58
Service Games Won % 79.7 72
Break Points Saved % 63.4 58.7
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 51.6 50.4
Break Points Converted % 40.4 38.7

Norrie’s efficiency and patience on serve and return will come in useful in this match as Van Assche is known to rush his shots in crucial moments.

 

 

Playing styles and prediction

Van Assche is a young and talented player who has explosive power from the baseline and favours indoor conditions the most. The 19 year-old is already inside the world’s top 100 and will look to make a major impact in 2024 as he searches for consistency as well as a steady rise up the rankings.

Norrie will look to use depth to force tactical errors from Van Assche as he looks to be aggressive from the shorter ball. Meanwhile Van Assche will look to dominate on serve and use his backhand to create opportunities to attack Norrie’s inconsistency on the forehand. This will be a tricky opening test for Norrie but one that will be beneficial to the Brit for this year as these were the types of matches he was losing last season.

Prediction: Norrie in straight sets.   

 

 

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