British No. 1 Cameron Norrie will look to break new records at the French Open on Friday when he takes on talented young Italian Lorenzo Musetti in the third round.
Norrie is on the podium for the third year in a row but has never been ahead, and to do so he needs to reverse the result of his clash on clay in Barcelona a few weeks ago.
“I was playing at such a high level with him and I lost a little bit of concentration and a little bit of focus and my level dropped a lot, but I was able to find ways to win points,” said the 21-year-old. Nori -old museti.
“I think I have a pretty good game to play her, but I have to play really well. Her best surface is clay and she’s had some really tough matches.
“He took Djokovic out here on five, so he can play well. I think it’s a really tough draw and I really have to be at my best to have a chance. He beat me in the last, good Man, nice third round. I’m expecting a tough match.”
I guess as tennis players we deal with a few niggles here and there. I’m working hard with my team to make sure I’m getting my body as prepared as possible.
While 17th-seeded Musetti represents a step up from his previous opponents, Nouri will not be relieved to have to deal with the French crowd again after his wins over Benoit Paire and Lucas Pouille.
The Paire clash was a five-set rollercoaster, but Norrie lost only seven games against Poole and raised concerns over the strapping under his left knee.
“In the first round with Benoit, I hit a smash in the back of the court at the beginning of the second set and I felt it a little bit,” he said.
“I think as tennis players we are dealing with a few niggles here and there. I am working hard with my team to make sure I am preparing my body as best as possible.
“I was able to play without any problems, so that was a good sign. I was really happy with how I stepped up and reacted and came back and bowled a lot of first balls. It certainly didn’t go into my performance at all.” Didn’t become a hindrance.”
Norrie’s unlikely friendship with Jon Bon Jovi
Norrie also said he is looking forward to supporting singing superstar Jon Bon Jovi at Wimbledon this summer.
Bon Jovi spotted Norrie in Miami and the 27-year-old is looking forward to seeing him in his player box at the All England Club.
“It was great playing with him,” said Norrie, whose girlfriend knows one of Bon Jovi’s sons.
“He’s really liking tennis more and more, and I think he’s going to make an appearance at Wimbledon and come to watch. So it’s good to see him enjoying it. It’s great to meet him and hang out with him.” Was.
“I’m not really the biggest of his fans. Obviously I respect his music and I know a lot of his songs. He loves to be involved in tennis and loves it. He’s playing almost every day. Are.”
Norrie added: “Hopefully in time for Wimbledon I’ll see him hit some balls. I’m sure he’ll be enjoying Wimbledon. I think he’s got some shows planned for the British summer as well.” “