US Open No. 7 seed Cameron Norrie will meet No. 28 seed Holger Rune on Saturday in the third round of the tournament. Norrie is part of a wave of British players at the US Open that has progressed to the third round. The top British men’s player will hope to keep the good vibes going on Saturday versus Rune.
At just 19-years of age, Rune is one of the top men’s players in the world today. The Danish tennis star is ranked No. 33 on the ATP Circuit. Having turned professional just two years ago, Rune is on an upward trajectory in the sport.
Rune reached the third round of the US Open courtesy of a first round straight sets win against German Peter Gojowczyk. In the second round, Rune defeated American John Isner courtesy of a walkover. Isner was unable to play, giving Rune the chance to advance to the third round.
For Norrie, he had a relatively easy three-set win against Benoit Paire in round No. 1. In two of those three sets, Norrie did not lose a game. Round No. 2 was another straightforward win for Norrie. He defeated Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.
The competition is set to get stronger from here on out for both players. The winner of this match will move onto the fourth round to face either No. 19 seed Denis Shapovalov or No. 9 seed Andrey Rublev. After Norrie’s semifinal finish at Wimbledon, the British star will feel confident of getting past Rune in round No. 3.
Cameron Norrie vs Holger Rune Betting Odds
The 2022 US Open is Norrie’s best. The British tennis player achieved progression to the third round for the first time. Norrie has never won a Grand Slam and until reaching the Wimbledon semifinals earlier this summer, he was typically bounced from majors around the third round.
Rune is having a brilliant season. He reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, but was eliminated from the first round of Wimbledon. He has achieved his best performance at a US Open by reaching the third round this season.
Norrie’s odds to win the US Open have decreased to 22/1 after two rounds of the tournament. Bookies still believe reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev can win the event. The Russian is priced at 7/4 to win the US Open for a second straight year. Without Novak Djokovic in New York City, the tournament has been thrown slightly wide open.
Bookies are confident of a Norrie win on Saturday. Norrie is at odds of ¼ to defeat Rune in the third round and to progress further in the tournament. Rune is at the tasty best betting odds of 3/1 to defeat Norrie. Rune hasn’t had the best of seasons, but remember he is just 19 and in the second season of his pro career.
Rune has a record of 20-20 this season with one event title. He started the US Open ranked No. 33 in the world. Norrie, on the other hand, is ranked No. 9 in the world. He has a record of 43-19 with two titles. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Norrie win and both players to win a set are at 6/4. Meanwhile, a three-set match is priced at 10/11.
Cameron Norrie vs Holger Rune H2H
Part of the reason for bookies’ confidence in Cameron Norrie in the third round against Holger Rune is the players’ head-to-head record. Norrie and Rune have met twice previously with the British tennis player winning both matches.
Both matches between Norrie and Rune were played earlier this season. The pair met on clay in the semifinals at Lyon Open with Norrie winning 2-1. After winning the first set 6-2, Rune claimed the second 5-7. Norrie won the deciding set 6-4.
The second match between Norrie and Rune was in the build-up to the US Open at the ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati tournament. The match was played on hard surface with it going three sets once more. Norrie once again started off by winning the first set, 7-6(5). Rune battled back to win set No. 2 by a 4-6 score. Norrie prevailed in the third 6-4.
Norrie has won the first set in both previous meetings between these players. He is 4/11 to win the first set. Bookies have Norrie at 11/4 to win the match 3-1.
Norrie has been excellent on hard surfaces this season. He has posted a record of 26-11 on hard courts. In Grand Slams, Norrie is 9-3. Rune, on the other hand, is 6-7 on hard courts in 2022. He has a 6-3 record in Grand Slam matches. Versus top-10 players, Rune is 2-3. Norrie is ranked No. 9 in the world currently.
Cameron Norrie vs Holger Rune Prediction
Norrie has been brilliant on hard courts this season. He has been exciting to watch in New York City and had no trouble reaching the third round of the US Open. Norrie is in the form of his life. The run to the semifinals of the Wimbledon could be the catalyst to send Norrie to the next level.
Rune is a brilliant young player, but his inconsistencies throughout the season have prevented him from posting more wins. He has a poor record versus top-10 players, which should give Norrie an upper hand.
These two have met twice this season already. Norrie posted wins in both matches with identical 2-1 victories. There is a strong possibility both players will win a set in this match.
Remember that Rune’s second-round match was a walkover win after John Isner withdrew. Rune has struggled post-French Open. He failed to win back-to-back matches at events following Roland Garros. His win over Isner didn’t come on the court, but still counts as a second straight win.
Following Roland Garros, Rune has slumped on the ATP Tour with a mere two wins. Our betting tips prediction is to back Norrie for the win. In addition, he should claim a first-set win, like he did in the pair’s two previous matches. A 3-0 Norrie win would get you odds of 5/4. This is a positive bet above evens. Our betting tips prediction is for Norrie to win in three sets.