Cameron Norrie in the second round of the 2023 Australian Open, Melbourne
Cameron Norrie in the second round of the 2023 Australian Open, Melbourne | (Photo by MARTIN KEEP/AFP via Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Buenos Aires 2023 | Norrie takes on Diaz Acosta in South American opener

By Tony Fairbairn

  • Cameron Norrie [2] v Facundo Diaz Acosta [WC]
  • H2H: First Meeting
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Cameron Norrie begins his golden swing campaign in Buenos Aires where he takes on wildcard Facundo Diaz Acosta.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Cameron Norrie [2] v Facundo Diaz Acosta H2H: First Meeting
ATP Buenos Aires 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay (O) Prize Money: $11,000
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After a successful weekend of Davis Cup action in Colombia, Cameron Norrie will look to continue the momentum into the Argentina Open where he takes on Facundo Diaz Acosta in his opening match.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

H2H: Cameron Norrie (WR 12) Facundo Diaz Acosta (WR 191)
Tournament Previous Best QR2 (2019) R1 (2020, 2021)
1st Serve % 68.4 55.6
Service Games Won % 81.1 76.6
Break Points Saved % 61.8 53.6
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 54.4 47.6
Break Points Converted % 41.9 37.8


Diaz Acosta is a good returner as expected from a clay court specialist but in this match he is up against the consistent and high-quality serve of Norrie.



Playing styles and prediction

Diaz Acosta would have been disappointed with his Australian Open qualifying campaign especially after a good opening win over Gijs Brouwer. However the 22 year-old responded well by reaching the semi-finals in the challenger event in Chile and will now look to use the golden swing to boost his ranking inside the world’s top 150.

Norrie will look to use a good mixture of depth and width to get the Argentinian as far behind the baseline as possible. Meanwhile the Argentinian will need to improve his serving numbers and use a good variety of shots to maintain a level of unpredictability to his game. This will be a good opening test for Norrie especially against a player who is familiar on this surface but the Brit should have too much quality for the Argentinian wildcard.

Prediction: Norrie in straight sets.



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