US Open: Cameron Norrie beat Benoit Paire to reach second round | Tennis News
Cameron Norrie proved too strong for the nimble Frenchman Benoit Paire as he entered the second round.
Paire has no shortage of talent, with his backhand one of the best around, but his efforts are often called into question and he seemed to barely try in the first and third sets. in suffocating conditions.
Norrie lost just 17 points in two sets that combined both sides of a highly competitive second and ended a 6-0 7-6 (7-1) 6-0 victory in an hour and 40 minutes.
Norrie vs Paire: Match Statistics
|84%||Service win rate 1||74%|
|50%||Second serve win rate||24%|
|7/12||Break points won||1/2|
|25||Total number of winners||21|
|15||Error is not required||57|
|95||Total points won||55|
The British No 1 has played as the No. 8 seed for the first time at a Grand Slam and is certainly in the conversation as a contender for the title, especially after he reached Wimbledon semi-finals.
It’s hard to find two tennis players with more different attitudes to their sport and Norrie was focused from the start while Paire made 16 non-compulsory errors – double the number of points he won – and hit only one winner in the first set that lasted less than 20 minutes.
The second story was a different story and, after a brief moment when a spectator collapsed in the stands, Paire broke Norrie’s serve to serve the set 5-3.
However, Norrie beat right away, dominated the tie-break and, with Paire barely jogging around the field in the third half, quickly got the job done.
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