By Tony Fairbairn
- Cameron Norrie  v David Goffin
- H2H: Norrie leads 2-0
LYON, FRANCE – Cameron Norrie is looking for momentum heading into Roland Garros as he takes on David Goffin in his opening match in Lyon.
H2H & Match Fundamentals
|Cameron Norrie  v David Goffin||H2H: Norrie leads 2-0|
|ATP Lyon 2023||Lyon, France|
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Cameron Norrie will be looking to take some positives from his fourth round defeat to Novak Djokovic in Rome as he looks for Roland Garros momentum in Lyon when he faces David Goffin.
Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)
|H2H:||Cameron Norrie (WR 14)||David Goffin (WR 113)|
|Tournament Previous Best||Champion (2022)||R2 (2023)|
|1st Serve %||65.1||58.5|
|Service Games Won %||80.4||70.6|
|Break Points Saved %||58.6||62.2|
|2nd Serve Return Points Won %||52.8||54.8|
|Break Points Converted %||39.8||47.6|
Norrie will look to continue to raise his serving statistics as he takes on the efficient and crafty returning of Goffin.
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Playing styles and prediction
After a tough start to the clay court season, Goffin has picked up form in the last couple of weeks having reached the semi-finals Aix en Provence challenger as well as forcing Alexander Zverev to a third set in Rome. However Goffin isn’t at his usual best on clay and will look to change his form around heading into the second Grand Slam of the season.
Norrie will look to be consistent on serve, neutralising the return of Goffin and trying to be as aggressive as possible. Meanwhile the Belgian will look to play on the counter-attack using his efficient returning to effectively construct points and use his variety to catch the Brit by surprise. This should be a very tactical match that Norrie will benefit from heading into Roland Garros and one that he should win in suitable conditions in Lyon.
Prediction: Norrie in three sets.
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