Cameron Norrie vs Carlos Alcaraz Tennis Betting Tip Over 37.5 Games – 31st August 2021

Norrie can survive tricky opener against young Spaniard

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United Kingdom Cameron Norrie vs Carlos Alcaraz Spain
31st August from 1300hrs
Tennis – USA – US Open 2021
Pick Over 37.5 Games
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 5/6* (odds taken 17:04 GMT on 29th August 2021)

Britain’s Cameron Norrie will line up in the first round of the US Open 2021 with a match against Spain’s Carlos Alcarez.

This will be the first meeting between the two players, and it looks like a good opportunity for Norrie.

He does, however, need to rediscover a little bit of form to come through this challenge.

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Cameron Norrie Preview – Can Norrie survive first round challenge?

Britain’s Cameron Norrie has had a good season and he enters as the match outright favourite for the first round of US Open tennis betting.

Norrie is a quote of 8/13 to land the win* (odds taken 17:04 GMT on 29th August 2021 at Betfair).

However, his form has gone off the boil a little bit lately.

In July, Norrie won a hard court title at Los Cabos, Mexico but has struggled since.

He has produced a W2 L4 record in his last six matches, all on the hard court surface.

It’s a three-match losing streak that he is currently on at the moment after falling in the first round of ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati in his latest action.

To his credit though, he has taken a set in defeat in each of his last three matches.

Can he come through this First Round challenge as he faces Spain’s Alcaraz for the first time?

Our betting prediction:
Norrie 3-1

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* (odds taken 17:04 GMT on 29th August 2021 at Betfair)


Norrie is currently ranked 29th in the world, a higher ranking than his opponent, who is outside the Top 50.

This will be the fifth appearance in the main draw of the US Open for Norrie.

His previous best effort came last year when he reached the Third Round.

Norrie has made a Third Round exit at all three Grand Slams this year, so has shown up well in the early stages of the Slams.

As he has been struggling for results recently, the Norrie 3-1 correct score is at 10/3* (odds taken 17:04 GMT on 29th August 2021 at Betfair).


Carlos Alcaraz Preview – Does Alcaraz bring a threat?

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz brings better current hard court form to the table, making this an interesting fixture.

He reached the Third Round at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati recently, before going to the Fourth Round of Winston Salem last week.

So it’s already been a good North American swing for Alcaraz.

There is a quote of 13/10 in the match outright for US Open tennis betting* (odds taken 17:04 GMT on 29th August 2021 at Betfair).

His current form certainly puts him in with a chance.

He holds a 15/12 win/loss record this season on the ATP, which is down on Norrie’s 37/18 record.

Both players have won a title this year.

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18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has an experience disadvantage to deal with at Flushing Meadows.

This is his first appearance in the US Open field.

2021 has seen him take on the first Grand Slam action of his career and he has made it past the first round in all three Slams this year.

His best result was a Third Round exit at the French Open.

Alcarez has been setting records this year because of his age and he is a player on the up.


Cameron Norrie vs Carlos Alcaraz Betting Advice

Norrie should be winning this match, but there could be an uncomfortable ride for him against an exciting young player.

Because of that, and the fact that Norrie’s form has dropped a little bit, we are going with the Norrie 3-1 Set Betting Pick at 10/3* (odds taken 17:04 GMT on 29th August 2021 at Betfair).

Alcarez looks good enough to get on the board.


Key Facts – Cameron Norrie vs Carlos Alcaraz Betting Tip

  • Cameron Norrie has never met Alcarez before
  • Cameron Norrie is on a three-match losing streak
  • Carlos Alcaraz is in his first US Open draw


For his debut season of Grand Slam tournaments, there has been good stuff produced by Alcarez.

His current hard court form is threatening as well.

But we are going with the experience of Norrie to come through after reaching the Third Round here last year.


The best betting odds for Cameron Norrie vs Carlos Alcaraz

Cameron Norrie to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Carlos Alcaraz to win: 13/10 at Bet365