French Open tennis - Rafael Nadal ends Cameron Norrie run as Brit falls in straight sets at Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal, who turned 35 earlier in the week and is targeting a 14th French Open crown, defeated Britain's Cameron Norrie in straight sets, 6-3 6-3 6-3, in their third-round clash on Court Suzanne Lenglen on Saturday afternoon. Norrie was the last Brit remaining in the singles draws at Roland Garros but his impressive run came to an abrupt end at the hands of the Spaniard.
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Britain's Cameron Norrie threw everything he possibly could at Rafael Nadal but ultimately came up short in straight sets in their French Open clash.
Nadal, who turned 35 earlier in the week and is targeting a 14th French Open crown, is always impossibly intense, even at the start of matches. But Norrie gave as good as he got early on, only to eventually fall short after two hours and seven minutes as Nadal reached the last 16 at Roland Garros for the 16th time.
The Brit managed to win a 21-shot rally early on which had fans standing on Court Suzanne Lenglen in just the second game on his own serve. Norrie, repeatedly pushed out wide by the legendary Spaniard, managed to come out on top in what was an epic rally when trying to establish himself at 15-15 in his first service game.