• Cameron Norrie def Bjorn Fratangelo [Q] 7-5 7-6(5) 6-2
  • Norrie v Lloyd Harris | H2H: First Meeting
PARIS, FRANCE – Cameron Norrie toughed out a straight sets win against Bjorn Fratangelo and now meets Lloyd Harris in the second round at Roland Garros.

 

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Cameron Norrie def Bjorn Fratangelo [Q] 7-5 7-6(5) 6-2

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Cameron Norrie ensures that he was the only Brit standing in singles at Roland Garros after he edged past Bjorn Fratangelo in straight sets. The opening set started with a break apiece as both players brought their attacking qualities in their return games to the contest. It was Norrie’s serve who was under the most pressure with the American producing smart tennis to open up spaces in the court to produce winners. Having saved six break points in three of his previous four service games, it was the Brit who drew first blood as he broke to 15 in the 12th game to secure the opening set.

In the second set, Norrie continued his momentum playing some high quality tennis turning defence into attack as he broke for a 3-1 lead. However the American continued to dig deep and trouble Norrie on return and he reaped the rewards of that in the seventh game when he broke back to bring the match on serve. Eventually the set would go to a tiebreak which Norrie was always leading and eventually closed it out 7-5 to lead by two sets to love. After sharing breaks at the start of the third set, two breaks for Norrie were enough in the third set as he completed a tough straight sets victory in just over two and a half hours.

 

Cameron Norrie v Lloyd Harris H2H & Match Fundamentals

Cameron Norrie v Lloyd Harris

H2H: First Meeting

Roland Garros

Paris, France

Clay (O)

Prize Money: €84,000

Third on Court 11, not before 2pm (1pm BST).

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Next for Norrie is South African Lloyd Harris, who shocked 29th seed Lorenzo Sonego in his opening round.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Clay)

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H2H:

Cameron Norrie (WR 45)

Lloyd Harris (WR 54)

Tournament Previous Best

R2 (2018)

R2 (2019, 2020)

1st Serve %

65.5

65.1

Service Games Won %

82.4

70.9

Break Points Saved %

66.7

63.6

2nd Serve Return Points Won %

53.4

38.6

Break Points Converted %

46.2

37.9

As was the case against Fratangelo, Norrie’s ability to save break points and win his own service games will prove critical here. Harris’ numbers on return are not as good as his opponent’s, so the Brit can afford to take less risks on his second serve in his second round match.

 

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Playing Styles and Prediction

The South African has had a good start to the season with the standout result in Dubai, where he reached the final. Harris has already beaten the likes of Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Denis Shapovalov and Grigor Dimitrov this season. However his impressive first round win at Roland Garros was only his second clay court win this season.

In terms of actual styles, Harris has a relatively big serve with the South African likely to dictate points off of his powerful forehand. But clay is not his best surface and with the Brit’s confidence at a high at the moment especially with the way he is grinding out service holds and wins, there should only be one winner here.

Prediction: Norrie in straight sets.

 

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