Cameron Norrie won his first match since winning the Indian Wells title after defeating Marton Fucsovics. The first set was far from straight-forward though as the Hungarian displayed his power game early on and broke for a 2-0 lead. In the opening six games, Fucsovics was serving effectively, not letting Norrie create many opportunities as he played lights out tennis.
However Fucsovics’ level soon dropped and Norrie’s consistency proved vital as he secured two consecutive breaks in a row as he looked to serve for the opening set. But Fucsovics remained undeterred and broke to love in the tenth game to break back for 5-5. Both players couldn’t execute their game plan on the big points as the opening set would go to a tiebreak.
Winning seven of the eleven points, Norrie sealed the first set in 58 minutes and pushed on from there. The British number one’s mix of aggression and defensive consistency proved too much as two early breaks of serve was enough to seal a place in the second round in Vienna.
Cameron Norrie v Felix Auger-Aliassime  H2H & Match Fundamentals
Auger-Aliassime has ended the season well with two grand slam quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the US Open as he looks to make a late surge towards the Nitto ATP Finals. The Canadian’s big serve and powerful forehands afterwards see him as a threat to any player on his day.
Norrie will look to put Auger-Aliassime into difficult positions on the court and grind errors from Auger-Aliassime’s racket. The Canadian will need to be aggressive if he wants to win this match as there will be no free points given to him. Whoever wins this match is in pole position to challenge Hubert Hurkacz and Casper Ruud for the last two spots for Turin.
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