Cameron Norrie in the first round of the US Open, New York 2018
Cameron Norrie in the first round of the US Open, New York 2018 | (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tennis | US Open 2019 | Cameron Norrie starts US Open against qualifier Barrere

By Ros Satar

NEW YORK, USA – Cameron Norrie has arguably the easiest start of the British men against qualifier Gregoire Barrere.


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Cameron Norrie v Gregoire Barrere [Q] | Norrie leads H2H 1-0

The US Open draws have proved challenging for the Brits, with Cameron Norrie maybe having the best of the bunch, starting against French qualifier Gregoire Barrere. It helps that Norrie, who has since slipped to the position of British No. 3 most recently got the upper hand against the Frenchman in Los Cabos in what had started as a pretty spirited start to the hard court summer.

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Barrere has picked up some solid results over the Challenger tour, and despite pushing Norrie hard in their Los Cabos encounter in the first set, he completely capitulated in the second set, and that should give the Brit a lot of confidence of reaching his previous best in New York of the second round.

Despite Barrere having the confidence of three straight wins in qualifying, Norrie has more experience now at this level, and has always been a solid enough player on the big stage. This should be a decent enough start for the Brit as he works to regain his spot behind Kyle Edmund in the British rankings, having slipped down a place while Dan Evans enjoyed a very successful grass court summer.

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Form Book

H2H Norrie leads H2H 1-0
Last Matches: Barrere
US Open Qualies G Barrere DE Galan Riveros 2:0
US Open Qualies G Barrere N Milojevic 2:1
US Open Qualies G Barrere A Harris 2:1
Montreal F Lopez G Barrere 2:0
Los Cabos C Norrie G Barrere 2:0
Last Matches: Norrie
Cincinnati D Kudla C Norrie 2:0
Montreal A Zverev C Norrie 2:0
Montreal C Norrie M Fucsovics 2:1
Los Cabos M Kukushkin C Norrie 2:0
Los Cabos C Norrie G Barrere 2:0


Prediction: Norrie in three sets


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Norrie and Barrere are scheduled on Court 10 on Monday, not before 2:30pm (7:30pm BST).

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