Cameron Norrie in the third round of Wimbledon 2022, London, UK
Cameron Norrie in the third round of Wimbledon 2022, London, UK | (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis | Wimbledon 2023 | Norrie aiming for more Wimbledon success against Machac

By Tony Fairbairn at Wimbledon

  • Cameron Norrie [12] v Tomas Machac [Q]
  • H2H: First Meeting
LONDON, ENGLAND – Cameron Norrie is looking for more Wimbledon success after reaching the semi-finals last year as he takes on qualifier Tomas Machac in his opening round match.


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H2H & Match Fundamentals

Cameron Norrie [12] v Tomas Machac [Q] H2H: First Meeting
Wimbledon 2023 London, England
Grass (O) Prize Money: £55,000

Cameron Norrie will look to recreate his semi-final performance from last year as he begins his Wimbledon campaign against qualifier Tomas Machac.


Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Cameron Norrie (WR 13) Tomas Machac (WR 107)
Tournament Previous Best Semi-Final (2022) N/A
1st Serve % 64.9 63.4
Service Games Won % 79.5 81.5
Break Points Saved % 62.5 67.6
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 53.4 53.6
Break Points Converted % 40.5 37.3

Norrie will need to be aware of Machac’s effective serving as the Brit will look to maintain a consistently high level on return.



Playing styles and prediction

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Machac has had some consistent results this season especially on clay as he is on the verge of breaking into the world’s top 100. Although grass isn’t Machac’s best surface, the Czech Republican has some powerful shots in his game to threaten the Brit as he will look to play with freedom and aggression.

Norrie will look to minimalize the unforced errors as he will aim to maintain a consistently high level which is something the Brit has struggled with this season. Meanwhile Machac will take the match to Norrie on serve as he looks to construct an aggressive game plan to not allow Norrie to settle. After an early blip in form, Norrie should go through the gears and seal victory in his opening round.

Prediction: Norrie in four sets.



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