Stefanos Tsitsipas too strong for Cameron Norrie in Lyon final

Stefanos Tsitsipas delighted

Cameron Norrie could not turn his fine clay court form into a title-winning run, losing the ATP Tour final in Lyon in straight sets to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Greece’s 22-year-old Tsitsipas dismissed the British number two in straightforward fashion, in a manner that did no justice to Norrie’s excellent recent results.

Tsitsipas prevailed 6-3, 6-3 for his second title of the season after winning in Monte Carlo.

Norrie’s wait for a first ATP Tour title continues then, with the 25-year-old having lost the final in Estoril to Albert Ramos-Vinolas earlier this month.

“It wasn’t an easy match today, and I’m proud of my focus and how I stayed concentrated on the goal,” said Tsitsipas in his on-court interview.

“For the French (Open) now, it’s about getting there as early as possible, starting practice and trying to get in shape for a grand slam tournament that I love.

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.

“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 focussed towards my goal.”

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