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Evans loses in last eight.

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Norrie takes out Thiem in Lyon

Cameron Norrie is becoming a player no one wants to meet on court as he adds the world No.4 to his C.V., his 10th clay-court victim of thi season in what is proving excellent preparations for up-coming French Open.

I couldn't be happier to get the win today and to get another match on the clay before Roland Garros Cameron Norrie

Norrie, the British No.2 world ranked 49, beat the US Open Champion, Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-2 in the second round of the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon, an ATP 250 event, as he chases his first tour title having reached the final at Estoril a few weeks back.

On this occasion he left Thiem high and dry with a display of power and precision.

The Austrian was caught cold by the Brit and was on the defensive throughout with Norrie establishing decisive leads in both sets and not facing a break point throughout the match.

In his on-court interview, Norrie said: “I’m so pleased to win today. It’s my biggest win of my career. I couldn’t be happier to get the win today and to get another match on the clay before Roland Garros.

“I’m moving well and I’ve played a lot of matches. I’m feeling good on my feet, I’m hitting my forehand well, I’m serving well so I’m looking forward to the next match.”

And that will be against Arthur Rinderknech in the quarter-finals after the French Lucky Loser upset sixth seed Jannik Sinner of Italy, 6-7(7) 6-2 7-5.

Dominic Thiem needs to reassess his game if he is to emulate his performances at this year's Roland Garros

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Reflecting on his loss, Thiem told the ATP website: “It was a huge disappointment just now. Just also a big, I would stay, step backwards after promising tournaments in Madrid and Rome. I don’t really know why.

“I was preparing well here, practising well and just didn’t find any rhythm, any strokes. Don’t really know what happened.

“But as I said, it’s just a huge step back. I was hoping to take the little positive signs from Madrid and Rome here, but it didn’t work out. I have to analyse [it] now and look [towards] Roland Garros.”

After winning the US Open, Thiem took two months as he was personally struggling mentally but while there have been glimmers of his talent, he has obviously found it difficult to recapture the performances that lead to his first grand slam victory and he certainly has plenty to do if he is to emulate his two consecutive appearances in the Roland Garros final.

“I don’t know what to say or what to think. That’s why I need to analyse it and just need to work hard for Roland Garros and [I am] hoping for the best there,” he said.



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