Cameron Norrie in the quarter-final of the 2021 Barcelona Open, Spain
Cameron Norrie in the quarter-final of the 2021 Barcelona Open, Spain | (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP Cincinnati 2021 | Norrie faces tall task in Isner at Cincinnati after early Canada exit

  • Cameron Norrie v John Isner
  • H2H: Tied at 1-1
CINCINNATI, USA – Cameron Norrie faces a tall order in John Isner in Cincinnati after losing early in Toronto.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Cameron Norrie v John Isner   

H2H: Tied at 1-1

ATP Cincinnati

Cincinnati, USA

Hard (O)

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After an early exit in Canada, Cameron Norrie looks to get back on track in Cincinnati when he faces big-serving John Isner.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Hard)

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Cameron Norrie (WR 29)

John Isner (WR 30)

Tournament Previous Best

R1 (2020)

Final (2013)

1st Serve %



Service Games Won %



Break Points Saved %



2nd Serve Return Points Won %



Break Points Converted %



As expected Isner leads the serving stats while the Brit is much more dangerous on return. Norrie will need to make use of those return stats when he faces the big-serving American in Cincinnati.


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Playing styles and prediction

The American has really played his way into form in the US hard court swing as he usually does, winning Atlanta yet again and reaching the semi-finals in Toronto where he beat Andrey Rublev and Gael Monfils. Isner’s unpredictable serving mixed with big groundstrokes makes him a tough prospect for any player in the world.  

Norrie will need to anticipate the serves well and neutralise the points as well as he can. The Brit’s confident 2021 form should see him play the big points well but it’s about how often he can take his opportunities on what is expected to be a relatively quick hard court in Ohio. This is expected to be a tough match and Norrie can’t allow any basic errors otherwise it will be a case of a tougher task getting a lot tougher.

Prediction: Isner in three sets.


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