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Lyon Open | Cameron Norrie beaten by Gilles Simon in semi-final

Lyon Open | Cameron Norrie beaten by Gilles Simon in semi-final

Britain’s Cameron Norrie failed to make the final of the Lyon Open after a 6-1 7-6 (8-6) defeat by experienced Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Norrie, 22, had claimed the biggest win of his career by beating world number 10 John Isner in the quarter-finals.

But the world number 102 was beaten in straight sets on the clay-court by 75th-ranked Simon.

Norrie struggled with his serve in the first, but took the second to a tie-break before blowing two set points.

Simon will face top seed Dominic Thiem in the final after the Austrian defeated Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-4 5-7 6-4 in his semi-final.

British number three Norrie is expected to rise up the rankings after a positive week in France, reach a ranking of 85 as he enters the French Open next week.

He had never played a professional match on red clay until he featured in the Davis Cup in February.

But after a first set in which he lost his serve three times, the left-hander fought his way back into the semi-final.

The second set played out without a single break of serve as Norrie matched home favourite Simon, before the match slipped away in the tie-break.

Elsewhere, James Ward is through to the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger Tour in Loughborough after Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili retired in the second set with the Briton leading 7-5 5-4.





 Cameron Norrie let slip two set points in the second set tie-break as Gilles Simon won

Cameron Norrie let slip two set points in the second set tie-break as Gilles Simon won

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2 Comments

  1. Sheila Milne

    Good effort tough match very well done

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  2. Alix Freeman

    Great effort Cameron…practice run for the the win ❤️

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