Lyon Open: Cameron Norrie beats Holger Rune to reach 10th ATP Tour final of career
Cameron Nuri defeated Holger Ron at the Lyon Open and reached his tenth ATP final of his career.
The Briton defeated 19-year-old Ron 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 and reached the Lyon final for the second time in a row.
Nuri, who lost to Stefanos Tsitsips in 2021, will meet Slovakia’s Alex Murkan in the final on Saturday.
Nuri, 26, said: “It’s great to be back in line, especially when I’m nervous. I’m very happy with how I am.”
Nuri now wants to add another silver medal to his closet as he competes in the Lyon Open final as the favorite.
“Completing a game is never easy,” Nuri said in a field interview.
“I told myself to stay positive and in the last two games. I played the two best games of my game. It’s good to cross the line when I’m nervous, and the guy I want to get to the final is time and time again back to the final.” ”
Ranked 11th in the world, the British-ranked champion won the first five games and showed confidence with a 4-2 result in the second set.
But Ron the Dane, one of the brilliant young talents in the game, had a hard time winning the second set.
But later he struggled with cramps, and Nuri won the final set and won.
“Completing a game is never easy,” Nuri said. “It was there at the second break and then making some simple presents. I was nervous inside, but I managed to stay calm.
“I just wanted to say to myself, ‘Stay positive and stay up to date.'” In the last two games I have been able to play my two best games in the game.
“I hope I can go further and win the title. It’s a perfect preparation for Roland Garros.”
He will compete for his fourth ATP title on Saturday after winning his third season at Delray Beach and reaching the final in Acapulco.