Cameron Norrie came to Los Cabos to remind us that he is living the best season of his career. In the first round of the Grandstand Caliente.mx, the Briton defeated Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour to get to the final of the in the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021.
The match foreshadowed an even match since both players arrived with three victories each, also, they arrived at the court as first and third seed, but this was not the case and Norrie had the control from beginning to end.
The 25-year-old left-hander, and current number 30 in the ATP, did not go easy from the start, as he quickly hit the American’s first serve in order to take the lead 3-0 after confirming his own serve.
Shortly after, the best point of the afternoon was when the score was 30-15 / 3-1 in a long rally of more than 20 strokes that Norrie won by striking a winning shot with a crossover backhand, which gave him confidence to continue adding up until closing the partial with a 6-3.
Fritz, who was a finalist at Los Cabos in 2019, tried not to let his guard down, but in the second set he had numerous unforced errors that Norrie took advantage of, he combined his serves correctly with three breaks in the set to close 6-1.
With this victory, Cameron Norrie will have the chance to win his first ATP title if he manages to defeat the young American Brandon Nakashima this Saturday. Nakashima got to the final round in Los Cabos after defeating John Isner.
The Final of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 will be the fourth final that the Briton will play in 2021, he has reached the final in previous tournaments, for example, Estoril, Lyon and Queen’s. Norrie wants to be the champion for the first time in the Mexican ATP 250.
“I don’t have to do anything different (to win a Final); I’ve been close, but my rivals played better. Now I’m counting on that experience in order to be ready. I think I must have a great level to compete, but I also need to enjoy more and believe in myself to win that trophy,” said the first finalist of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021.
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