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Cameron Norrie wins his fourth ATP Tour title after beating Slovakia’s Alex Molcan in three units within the Lyon Open closing; the British No 1 will now head to Paris for the French Open the place he’ll tackle wildcard Manuel Guinard within the opening spherical on Monday

Final Up to date: 21/05/22 4:40pm

Cameron Norrie ended his wait for a first title on clay

Cameron Norrie ended his look ahead to a primary title on clay

British No 1 Cameron Norrie warmed up for this 12 months’s French Open in the absolute best approach as he sealed his fourth profession ATP title with victory on the Lyon Open on Saturday.

High seed Norrie, who misplaced to Stefanos Tsitsipas in final 12 months’s closing, bounced again from dropping the second set on a tie-break to triumph 6-3 6-7 (7-3) 6-1 in opposition to Slovakia’s Alex Molcan, who’s being coached by Novak Djokovic’s former mentor Marian Vajda.

The Brit squandered two match factors within the second set however responded in ideally suited trend.

Norrie, who has risen to world No 11, provides his fourth ATP title having gained his third earlier this season in Delray Seashore, whereas he additionally reached the ultimate in Acapulco.

Norrie was delighted was delighted to have ended his look ahead to a primary title on clay.

Talking in his on-court interview, he stated: “It’s my first title on the clay, so it means rather a lot to me.

“I could not be happier with how I dealt with every little thing this week. This one feels the very best to date. I do not know why, it is simply so particular and I could not be happier and I am actually speechless proper now.

“It was an unimaginable ambiance. Because of everybody for popping out.”

Norrie added: “I had possibilities to shut the matches in straight units this week and get it finished simpler than regular and it did not go that approach and I used to be in a position to let that go and reply.

“Within the third set, I moved very well and it is good to recover from the road.”

Norrie remains to be on the lookout for a giant Grand Slam breakthrough having did not make it previous the third spherical of the French Open to date amid some unlucky attracts. He opens in opposition to French wildcard Manuel Guinard on Monday.

Italy’s Martina Trevisan collected the primary WTA title of her profession with a complete 6-2 6-1 win over American Claire Liu within the closing of the Grand Prix in Rabat on Saturday.

Trevisan, ranked 85 on the planet, had overwhelmed high seed Garbine Muguruza earlier within the event and seized her second within the closing, profitable the large factors in opposition to world No 92 Liu.

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