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  • Updated: May 29, 2023

Norrie Battles Back To Move Into Second Round At Roland Garros

Norrie Battles Back To Move Into Second Round At Roland Garr

Cameron Norrie survived a scare in the first round of this year's French Open to keep alive British singles interest in the tournament.

The British number one battled back from a set down and 2-4 in the fifth set to defeat crowd favourite Benoit Paire 7-5 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 after three hours and 33 minutes of action on Monday.

"It was an amazing match," said Norrie. "All credit to Benoit."

"He played really well. He made it really difficult. 

"Great atmosphere, thank you to everyone for the support both ways, it was amazing. 

"I'm pleased to be through after a really tough one."

Norrie is the last Brit standing in singles at Roland Garros after Jack Draper was forced to pull out during his first-round clash with Tomas Etcheverry due to injury.

He will now meet another Frenchman, Lucas Pouille, who will also be cheered by the raucous Roland Garros crowd to win. 

This will require the Brit to be highly composed and disciplined to be able to get past his opponent and the tough crowd.

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