Stefanos Tsitsipas won his 7th career ATP title Sunday in Lyon brushing aside Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-3. The Greek, who leads the ATP Race, rolled the Brit without dropping serve.
“I felt in good shape from the beginning of the tournament. I am proud of today’s match, I knew it would be a difficult one against Cameron who has been showing great tennis this week,” Tsitsipas told the crowd. “He has been winning against good players and showing what the left hand can do on clay. It was not an easy match today, I had to handle the nerves and I am proud of my performance and the way I stayed focused towards my goal.”
The Greek has now won a tour-best 33 matches and on clay this spring he’s win 16 of 19 matches including his first Masters at Monte Carlo where he beat Andrey Rublev. The 22-year-old will head to Roland Garros among the favorites.
“It is about getting there as early possible, starting to practice and getting in shape for the big Parisian Grand Slam, which I adore and love and hopefully something good can come from it,” said Tsitsipas who is now 5-0 in ATP 250 finals.
Norrie has blossomed on the clay. The lefty beat Karen Khachanov and David Goffin in Barcelona; Cristian Garin and Marin Cilic in Estoril en route to the final there; and this week stunned Dominic Thiem before posting another win over Khachanov in which his dropped just two games.
Norrie now has 22 career wins on clay, 14 of them coming in the last month.
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