British No 1 claims first title win of 2022

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British primary Cameron Norrie secured his third ATP Tour title with victory over Reilly Opelka within the last of the Delray Seashore Open.
Norrie edged a hard-fought contest 7-6 (1) 7-6 (4) in opposition to his big-serving American opponent, who despatched down 25 aces however was unable to threaten Norrie’s serve.
The highest seed didn’t take any of the 5 break factors he created in opposition to Opelka, who had wanted three hours to win his third consecutive three-set match in opposition to John Millman within the semi-finals.
However Norrie raced via the primary set tie-break and received the essential factors within the second set tie-break as effectively, most notably edging 5-4 forward when Opelka’s forehand move flew agonisingly lengthy.
“I actually loved my time on courtroom in Delray this week,” Norrie stated after successful in a single hour and 51 minutes. “Hopefully I can construct on this now.”
In the meantime, his crushed opponent instructed an enormous rankings breakthrough was imminent for Norrie as he acknowledged: “You’re shifting nice. You’re enjoying nice,” he stated to world quantity 20 Opelka. “I’m positive you’re going to interrupt into the highest 10 actual quickly.”
Norrie has moved as much as twelfth place within the newest ATP rankings after his newest match win.

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