Cameron Norrie eases to a straight-sets win at Wimbledon
Ninth seed Cameron Norrie races to a confident straight-set win against veteran Spaniard Pablo Andujar to become the first Briton to advance to the second round at Wimbledon
- Cameron Norrie advanced to the second round at Wimbledon with strong victory
- The ninth seed defeated 36-year-old Spaniard Pablo Andujar on Monday 6-0, 7-6, 6-3
- South African-born Norrie becomes the first British male singles player by
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Cameron Norrie is through to the second round at Wimbledon after a dominant straight-set win against Pablo Andujar on Monday.
Ninth seed Norrie defeated the 36-year-old Spanish veteran 6-0, 7-6, 6-3.
South African-born Norrie will become the first British male singles player to make it past the first round of the tournament this year.
Norrie made the perfect start to Wimbledon by knocking out Pablo Andujar in the first round
He dominated the opening set on field #2 and took it without dropping a game
The British number one raced through the opening set in just 23 minutes without dropping a single match and got the championship off to a flying start.
Andujar finally came on the board by breaking Norrie’s serve in the opening play of the second set and briefly threatened a comeback.
However, a rain delay allowed Norrie to rally himself, and he struck back when play resumed by breaking Andujar in the fourth game to restore parity in the set.
Andujar made a better first of things in the second and third sets, but bowed out in straight sets
The second set ended in a tie-break, which the Briton took 7-3 to take control of the match.
At 3-2 to Norrie in the third inning, Andujar had a breakpoint, but the 26-year-old defended brilliantly to lead 4-2 – and he didn’t look back.
Another rain delay with Norrie leading 5-3 meant his progress was delayed, but he made no mistake as the match started again, immediately breaking Andujar to finish the third set 6-3.
Fellow British Andy Murray, Jay Clarke and Ryan Peniston will also appear in court in men’s singles later on Monday, with Emma Raducanu, Heather Watson, Katie Swan and Lily Miyazaki also set to play in women’s singles later on Monday.