Cameron Norrie in the second round of the 2022 Barcelona Open, Spain
Cameron Norrie in the second round of the 2022 Barcelona Open, Spain ¦ (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Tennis | ATP & WTA Eastbourne 2022 | Norrie and Dart in quarter-final action, Draper could meet Peniston

By Ros Satar

  • Cameron Norrie [1] v Maxime Cressy
  • Harriet Dart [WC] v Petra Kvitova [14]
EASTBOURNE, UK – Cameron Norrie and Harriet Dart lead off the British action in quarter-finals while Ryan Peniston could meet Jack Draper.

 

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Cameron Norrie [1] v Maxime Cressy | H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Cameron Norrie [1] v Maxime Cressy H2H: First Meeting
ATP Eastbourne UK
Grass (O) Prize Money: €21,000
First on Centre Court, at 11am BST BBC Sport

It has taken Cameron Norrie a little time to find his feet this grass court season, and took his game to Brandon Nakashima effectively, drawing error upon error from the American. It is another American coming up for him, in Maxime Cressy, who beat Dan Evans to reach the quarter-final.

It will be a first meeting between the pair, and the heavy serving from Cressy will be a useful change-up for Norrie to face, as Cressy advances past the opening round for the first time this season on grass.

Norrie really needs a solid run here and has already surpassed his best results at Eastbourne and will start as the favourite but suspect that Cressy’s big serve and net game will test him.

Prediction: Norrie in three sets.

 

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Harriet Dart [WC] v Petra Kvitova [14] | H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Harriet Dart [WC] v Petra Kvitova [14] H2H: Haddad Maia leads 1-0 (ITF)
WTA Eastbourne UK
Grass (O) Prize Money: $17,775
Second on Centre Court, not before 12:30pm BST BBC Sport

Petra Kvitova ended Katie Boulter’s amazing grass court run and could well dispatch her second Brit in a row, when she faces wildcard Harriet Dart. Certainly, if she wastes her chances as she did in the first set against Dart, she could find herself in trouble.

The fan-favourite and two-time Wimbledon champion has struggled for form although it is worth noting that both times she reached the Eastbourne quarter-finals, she went on to win the title!

Dart had to win her suspended singles match and the doubles yesterday as she reaches her second quarter-final this grass court season. Experience on this surface is key and there is no denying Kvitova has that. She has the fire, if her reactions to missed shots yesterday was anything to go by, and she can make this very hard for the Czech,

Prediction: Kvitova in three sets.

 

 

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Jack Draper was impressive against Diego Schwartzman but is in a holding pattern as Ryan Peniston will have to come back and complete his match against Pedro Martinez, which was halted in the deciding set.

 

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