Stefanos Tsitsipas 2021

‘Proud of my performance’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Cameron Norrie to win Lyon title

Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Cameron Norrie in straight sets to win the Lyon Open and claim his seventh career ATP title.

The Greek prevailed 6-3, 6-3 over world No. 49 Norrie in the final of the ATP 250 event to continue his fine form in 2021.

After saving three break points in the opening game, the world No. 5 did not face another – and broke once in the first set and twice in the second for victory.

“I felt in a good shape from beginning of the tournament. I felt that things were going my way. I’m proud of today’s match,” Tsitsipas said in an on-court interview.

“I knew it would be a difficult one against Cameron, who has been showing great tennis this week. He has been winning against good players and showing what the left hand can do on clay.

“It wasn’t an easy match, I had to handle the nerves and all these things. I’m proud of my performance and the way I stayed focused towards my goal.

“It’s about getting there (the French Open) as early as possible. Starting to practise. Getting in shape for the big Parisian Grand Slam which I adore and love, and hopefully something good can come out of it.”

(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)

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