British Tennis Round-up: Norrie claims first Challenger title
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Britain’s Cameron Norrie followed up a strong showing in this year’s grass court season with his first ATP Challenger title on the hard courts of Binghamton, New York.
The 21-year-old, who enjoyed a brilliant college tennis career at Texas Christian University before turning professional this summer, defeated top seed Jordan Thompson in Sunday’s final, claiming the title with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 victory.
British tennis fans will remember Thompson as the man who knocked out defending champion Andy Murray in the first round of June’s Aegon Championships, but this time round it was a Brit who came out on top.
Norrie had his first taste of Wimbledon last month as a main draw wild card and, with the title at Binghamton catapulting him inside with world’s top 200, he can now look forward to a spot in qualifying for the US Open.
Joe Salisbury continued the theme of Brits winning in North America with victory in the doubles final at the Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby.
Teaming up with America’s Jackson Withrow, Salisbury battled to a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 success in Sunday’s final over Uruguay's Marcel Felder and Go Soeda of Japan.
There was success for Britain’s Jodie Anna Burrage a little closer to home on Sunday as the 18-year-old claimed the $15,000 Dublin title in straight sets.
Burrage defeated local favourite Sinead Lohan 7-6(5), 6-4 after dropping just one set in the entire tournament. That came in her impressive first-round win over No.3 seed Ani Vangelova.