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Lyon Open 2021 Final: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Cameron Norrie to become champion

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Lyon Open 2021 Finals: Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Cameron Norrie to become champion- Stefanos Tsitsipas has defeated Norrie in straight sets in the Lyon Open 2021 Final. The match didn’t last long with Tsitsipas winning the match 6-3, 6-3 to boost his confidence ahead of the year’s second grand slam- French Open 2021. The major event will kick-off at the end of this month in Paris.

 

“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,” Tsitsipas said on court.

“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,” he added.

When it comes to the Lyon Open 2021, Both Tsitsipas and Norrie faced off each other for the first time in their career.

Ranked no. 5, the Greek had progressed to the final after defeating Tommy Paul 6-1 6-4, Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-4 and Lorenzo Musetti 4-6 6-3 6-0. In the semifinal against Musetti, Tsitsipas come back from a 1-set down deficit before winning (4-6 6-3 6-0). 

Lyon Open 2021 Final LIVE

Match details: 

Prize money: €419,470

Match timing: Not before 2 pm local time, 12 pm GMT, 8 am EST

Lyon Open 2021 Final

Tsistispas is going through a purple patch on the clay court this season. Tsistispas will aim to dominate the upcoming French Open 2021.

“It is about getting there as early possible, starting to practise and getting in shape for the big Parisian Grand Slam, which I adore and love and hopefully something good can come from it,” Tsitsipas said.

Lyon Open 2021 Final

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