Cameron Norrie wins fourth ATP title after beating Alex Molcan in Lyon final

"This one feels the best so far, I don't know why, it's so special," said Cameron Norrie

By Web Desk
May 22, 2022
Cameron Norrie — Twitter

LYON: British Tennis star Cameron Norrie won his fourth ATP championship and first on clay in the Lyon Open final, defeating Alex Molcan of Slovakia 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-1.

Britain's world number 11 held match points in the second set before losing it in a tie-break against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final in 2021.

In the final, though, he broke early, and Molcan's challenge faded.

"This one feels the best so far, I don't know why, it's so special," Norrie told Amazon Prime.

"It's my first one on clay. It means a lot to me. I couldn't be happier with how I handled everything this week."

Norrie, who has won four ATP championships in the last ten months, was down a break in the opening set when a pause in play for medical care to Molcan, who had cut his knee, allowed the world number 47 to reclaim the match and drawback a break.

Norrie fought off the comeback and broke his opponent's service once more to win the opening set 6-3, but the second was much closer.

Norrie secured two championship points on the Molcan serve at 5-4 up, but the 24-year-old levelled the match before hanging on for a tie-break victory.

Molcan, still looking for his first trophy after three finals, collapsed after Norrie earned the opening break of the third set, and the Briton cruised to win.

Norrie will face Manuel Guinard of France in the first round of the French Open on Monday.