Norrie, Hewett, Cash and Broom bring home titles from across Europe
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Cam Norrie lifted his fourth career ATP title at the Lyon Open this weekend, with a 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-1 victory over Slovakia’s Alex Molcan.
Norrie – who also won in Delray Beach earlier this year – finished runner-up in Lyon in 2021 but went one step further this season in winning his first title on clay.
The world No.11 has now been the top seed in three tournaments throughout his career and has incredibly won all three (Los Cabos, Delray Beach and Lyon).
Commenting after his special achievement, Norrie said: “This one feels the best so far, I don't know why, it's so special, I am really speechless right now.
"It's my first one on clay. It means a lot for me - I couldn't be happier with how I handled everything this week."
Norrie defeated three top 50 players in Francisco Cerundolo, Sebastian Baez and Holger Rune en route to the final – setting him up with the perfect preparation for the French Open this week.
Hewett crowned champion in Barcelona
Alfie Hewett completed his French Open preparations by lifting the men's doubles title at the Tram Barcelona Open alongside Belgium’s Joachim Gerard. The pair staged a brilliant comeback to defeat Martin de la Puente and Gustavo Fernandez 1-6, 6-1, 10-7.
Hewett however could go no further than the semis in the men’s singles after losing another three-set epic to Fernandez 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Lucy Shuker and Richard Green were also finished runners-up in Spain this week. Shuker and Aniek van Koot were denied by second seeds Yui Kamiji and Kgothatso Montjane 6-7(2), 7-5, 13-11 in a nail-biting final match. Meanwhile, Green and Julian Montero lost to top seeds Kyu-Seung Kim and Niels Vink 6-0, 6-1 in the quad doubles final.
The doubles wins keep on coming...
Charles Broom and Julian Cash continued their excellent doubles record on the ITF Tour this week by taking the M15 Heraklion title.
The British duo only lost one set throughout the tournament, ending with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Mark Whitehouse and Gabriele Bosio.
The win marks Broom’s third and Cash’s sixth ITF doubles titles of the year so far. Broom also featured in the final of the singles but finished runner-up to Australia’s Omar Jasika.
Giles Hussey and Dan Little were finalists in the M15 Akko doubles – losing to top seeds Daniel Cukierman and Edan Lesham 6-3, 6-4.