Alexander Zverev vs Cameron Norrie Australian Open Tennis Prediction and Pick 1/22/24
Alexander Zverev vs Cameron Norrie
Jan 22, 2024
Alexander Zverev -357 / Cameron Norrie +270 Click Here for the Latest Odds
A meeting between two seeded players will see Alexander Zverev clash with Cameron Norrie for a spot in the quarterfinal. The match will be played on Monday, January 22, 2024. Here's our Zverev vs Norrie prediction.
Sixth seed Alexander Zverev produced his best performance at the 2024 Australian Open by dismissing American teenager Alex Michelsen 6-2, 7-6, 6-2 in precisely two hours. After fending off the challenge of Dominik Koepfer and then Lukas Klein in a dramatic 10-point final set tiebreak, Zverev has looked like himself again. But the off-court saga surrounding his domestic abuse allegations continues to overshadow his performances at this year's tournament, and it will be interesting to see whether this will eventually affect his performances in the long run.
Cameron Norrie, for his part, stunned Norway's Casper Ruud to keep the British flag flying at the 2024 Australian Open. The 28-year-old fell out of the world's Top 20 coming to Melbourne, but he has done his reputation a world of good. Like Zverev, Norrie has been taken to his limit, needing a five-set win of his own to beat inspired Italian qualifier Giulio Zeppieri in the second round. But his victory over former top 10 player Ruud will be food for thought for Alexander Zverev heading into their fourth-round showdown.
Alexander Zverev vs Cameron Norrie prediction
Alexander Zverev has a 100% winning record against Cameron Norrie on the ATP Tour, winning all four previous meetings. Remarkably, Norrie has not won a single set against the German at tour level, which makes this a seriously tough matchup for him. Zverev's humongous serve and ability to trade backhand shots with comfort gives him a significant edge. But as domestic abuse accusations continue to wreak havoc in Zverev's preparations and pressers, you start to wonder whether this will have a spontaneous effect on the sixth seed's performances. Judging by his last match, that wasn't the case, with Zverev coolly dispatching Michelsen in straight sets. But Norrie has been playing very well, which only adds to the intrigue, and we think he might be worth backing to win at least a set here at -200.