Cameron Norrie wins second career title in Lyon as he builds French Open momentum

Britain’s number one Cameron Norrie will arrive at Roland Garros on the back of a triumphant run at the Lyon Open.

Norrie, who was the top seed in Lyon, powered to the title with victory over Slovakia's Alex Molcan. 

It took the Brit three sets to get the job done, as he sealed the 6-3 6-7 6-1 win in two and a half hours.

Norrie, who lost last year's final in Lyon against Stefanos Tsitsipas, was delighted after claiming his first title on clay.

In his post-match interview, he said: "I couldn't be happier with how I handled everything this week. This one feels the best so far. I don't know why, it's just so special and I couldn't be happier and I'm really speechless right now.

"It was an incredible atmosphere. Thanks to everyone for coming out."

As well as securing his second career title, Norrie has also been rewarded by moving up to 11th in the world rankings.

He added: "I had chances to close the matches in straight sets this week and get it done easier than usual and it didn't go that way and I was able to let that go and respond.

"In the third set, I moved really well and it's nice to get over the line."

Next up for the 26-year-old is a short drive up north as he prepares for the French Open.

Norrie is seeded 10th for the Grand Slam and will take on wildcard Manuel Guinard in his first-round match.

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