Britain’s Cam Norrie stuns Schwartzman at the US Open

Cameron Norrie US Open

Proving that you should never, ever give up after going behind, Cameron Norrie turned a two-set deficit around to beat ninth seed Diego Schwartzman 3-6 4-6 6-2 6-1 7-5 in the first round of the US Open.

The 25-year-old was his own worst enemy in the first two sets, with a total of 34 unforced errors, before regaining his focus and taking advantage of an off-peak Schwartzman.

“I felt he had done almost nothing to be two-sets-to-love up. I wanted to hit the ball down the middle, get some rhythm and then I kept the momentum going,” Norrie told the BBC.

It wasn’t the prettiest of matches, as Norrie admits: “The tennis and the level wasn’t that great but I had a good attitude throughout and I was happy with that,” he continued.

Nevertheless, the win bodes well for Norrie’s second-round tie against World No. 103 Federico Coria, and continues a strong first round for the British male contingent in New York (Kyle Edmund is already through to the second round, where he will face none other than Novak Djokovic).

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