Cinch Championships at Queen’s Club
Venue: Queen’s Club, London
Dates: 17-25 June
Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two and streaming on the Sport News Center website and app, with selected live text commentaries
Norrie, seeded fifth in the tournament and a semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year, overcame his initial set mistakes to win the match with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Describing the match as perfect, Norrie expressed his satisfaction with the victory and is now set to face American player Sebastian Korda in the next round.
Meanwhile, fellow Briton Ryan Peniston faced a tough challenge against second seed Holger Rune and was defeated with a score of 6-3, 6-4. Although Peniston had previously defeated Rune at Eastbourne last year and reached a career-high ranking of 123, he has since dropped outside the top 250.
Rune, currently ranked sixth in the world, dominated the match and secured a comfortable victory, setting up a meeting with Italian player Lorenzo Musetti.
In other tennis news, Great Britain’s Harriet Dart advanced to the quarter-finals in Birmingham, while Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina suffered a loss in Berlin. Additionally, Serena Williams and Katie Boulter were among the wildcards announced for Wimbledon.
Norrie’s participation in the Queen’s Club tournament marks his first grass-court event of the season, as he prepares for Wimbledon, which commences on July 3. However, his plans for additional match practice were disrupted when his doubles partner, Andy Murray, withdrew from the competition due to fatigue.
During the match against Thompson, Norrie encountered difficulties in his service game, resulting in a break for his opponent in the opening set. Nevertheless, Norrie displayed resilience and improved his performance in the second set, securing a crucial break and eventually serving it out comfortably.
In the third set, Norrie’s dominance was evident as he achieved a double break advantage. Although he faced some pressure while serving for the match, he successfully saved three break points, ultimately sealing the victory with an unreturnable serve.
Reflecting on the match, Norrie attributed his success to his increased energy in the third set and emphasized the importance of maintaining consistency as a tennis player. As the world’s 13th-ranked player, Norrie is pleased with his consistent performance this year, but remains motivated to achieve even more, particularly in major tournaments like Queen’s, which he considers one of his favorites.
Norrie’s next challenge will be against Sebastian Korda, who defeated his compatriot Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (7-2), 6-3. Norrie aims to continue pushing himself and deliver his best tennis in significant tournaments, including Queen’s.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about tennis
Q: Who won the match between Cameron Norrie and Jordan Thompson at Queen’s Club?
A: Cameron Norrie emerged victorious in the match against Jordan Thompson, securing a place in the Queen’s Club quarter-finals.