Monday, June 5, 2023

He beat Cameron Norrie and was a finalist in Lyon

Francis Cerundolo celebrates his victory against Cameron Norrie, in Lyon

Francis Cerundolo The goal is in this 2023 in which it does not stop generating impacts. He had already warned in the Masters 1000 in Rome, where he beat Yannik Sinner, number 8 in the world. Argentina, which from this performance rises from 28 to 27 place in the ranking, is used to beat them at the top. Now He beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie (14th in the ATP rankings), whom he knocked out of the Lyon Challenger semifinals with a resounding 6-3, 6-0. This way Cerundolo plays this Saturday in the end of this competition against the French Arthur Philswho beat North American Brandon Nakashima 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (5) in the other semifinal.

Cerundolo took revenge in this way for the defeat that Norrie had inflicted on him in the round of 16 of the same tournament in 2022. The record between the two is a peaceful Argentinewho already beat the Englishman last month in the Monte Carlo Masters.

“A great level today!! Let it be very fun with the passage to the end! Let’s go tomorrow”, he said after the victory, he placed the point where he beat the English. Now it will be Arthur Fils, with whom he never suffered. The 18-year-old Frenchman is ranked 112 and is looking towards his first career final.

It will be the third final that Franciscus Cerundolo will play since he turned professional in 2018. In 2021 he lost the decisive match of the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires against Diego Schwartzman, while in 2022 he won the ATP 250 in Basta against another compatriot, Sebastián Báez.

Although it has been a tiring week considering that no less than the second Grand Slam of the season will begin on Sunday in Paris, it is undoubtedly a confidence shot for Cerundolo, who is 24 years old and the best ranked Argentine. and this tends to climb continuously. At Roland Garros, he is scheduled to return on Sunday, May, against the Spanish Jaume Munar, number 77 in the world, whom he won this year at the Argentina Open.

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