Norrie beats Alcaraz to clinch Rio Open title


Fith ATP title has been owned by Cameron Norrie over top play Carlos Alcaraz 5-7,6-4, 7-5 in the final game of the Rio Open.

The British player had some uncomfortable way in the game at starting time and He was down to five double fails on the outside game clay of the Jockey Club Brasileiro, the Media firm showed.

The player had Held key points to win the games even after he used a stringless trick from the  Spanish world No. 2 and finally win the game in two hours and 41 minutes.

“It’s so special to win this one, especially because I’d lost a couple of finals already this year and I had to do it the tough way,” said Norrie, whose last title came at the Lyon Open last May.

“A set and a breakdown and 0-30 on my serve, I was looking done there and I managed to flick a switch and turn it around, so it was a good day.”

Alcaraz, who beat Norrie in the Argentina Open final last weekend, looked troubled by an unspecified injury.

“I did not seize my opportunities as I did in Buenos Aires,” said the reigning US Open champion, whose appearance in Argentina followed a three-month layoff because of an abdominal injury.

“I couldn’t finish the match at my best physical level. I’ve played each of the latest 15 days without stopping. And in tough matches like this one, you can feel some pain. To avoid something worse I wrapped my leg to protect it. But when you feel an injury you had a few months before, it is complicated.”

Part of the ATP 500 circuit, the Rio Open this year carried prize money of more than two million US dollars.


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