Cam Norrie wins his third ATP title as British No 1 places his poor begin to the season behind him with straight-sets victory over Reilly Opelka in Florida
- Cameron Norrie beat Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-4) to win Delray Seaside Open
- It’s his third ATP Tour title after success at Indian Wells and Los Cabos in 2021
- Curiously, Norrie is the primary left hander to win the event since 2004
British primary Cam Norrie final night time consigned his poor begin to the season to historical past when he claimed the third ATP title of his profession.
Norrie gained the 250 degree predominant tour occasion at Delray Seaside in Florida when he defeated 6′ 10′ American Reilly Opelka 7-6 7-6 within the last.
The highest seed didn’t take any of the 5 break factors he created towards Opelka, who had wanted three hours to win his third consecutive three-set match towards John Millman within the semi-finals.
British No 1 Cameron Norrie beat Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-4) to win Delray Seaside Open
However Norrie raced by the primary set tie-break and gained the essential factors within the second set tie-break as effectively, most notably edging 5-4 forward when Opelka’s forehand move flew agonisingly lengthy.
Norrie, who misplaced only one set on his technique to the title, informed the ATP’s web site: ‘I believed I performed a really clear match.
‘I didn’t face a break level in order that was nice. I used to be proud of the best way I performed and clearly with the end result.
After victory in Florida, the 26-year-old has now gained three ATP titles in his profession
‘The tie-breaks I performed extraordinarily aggressively, the second particularly. I managed to place a few balls away and I used to be studying the play nice. I’m tremendous blissful to get the win and beat a man like Reilly, who’s assured and enjoying effectively and gained (in Dallas) final week.’
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz turned the youngest ATP 500 champion for the reason that class was created in 2009 with victory within the Rio Open.
The 18-year-old defeated third seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4 6-2 to win the second tour-level title of his profession.
‘I can’t consider it, truthfully. It has been an important week for me enjoying an important degree,’ Alcaraz mentioned in his on-court interview.
‘First event on clay since a very long time, so I’m actually proud of the efficiency throughout the entire week. It’s an incredible feeling proper now.’
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz turned the youngest ATP 500 champion for the reason that class’s creation
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