Cameron Norrie (1.48) v Arthur Rinderknech (3.00)
Due to start at 2 pm
This will be the first time they have met.
Overall win percentages are fairly even. They have both won 31 of their last 50 matches. In the last 12 months Norrie has won 41 of 64 matches (64%) and Rinderknech won 35 of 57 (61%). Norrie’s ROI is much higher. Win percentages on clay are much better for Norrie and especially so in the last 12 months. he has won 13 of 19 (68%) compared to 14 of 24 (58%) for Rinderknech.
Rinderknech lost in the qualifying rounds to out of form Joao Sousa. In the main draw he beat Mikaul Ymer in a rain delayed 3 sets. He also beat Jannik Sinner in 3 sets. Sinner had a really poor match facing 13 break points and being broken 6 times.
Norrie beat Dominic Thiem in straight sets in the last round. Thiem is struggling with fatigue and is well below his best form. Norrie was impressive though in that match and didn’t face a single break point. He also beat Corentin Moutet in the previous round in straight sets.
Back Norrie above 1.85
Update: A single break in the 4th game of the match was enough to give Norrie the set. In the 2nd set a late break gave Rinderknech the chance to serve for the set. He held serve to 0. The 3rd set started with a hold for Norrie but the match was suspended due to rain. the match did not resume until the following day. Once again it was a single break of serve in the 4th game gave Norrie the lead and he held on to take his place in the semi final.
Norrie won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.