Francis Cerundoloworld number 28, beat the British in straight sets Cameron Norie (14th and second seeded) and reached the final of Lyon ATP 250in the week preceding the start of Roland claws.
With his sights set on the Paris Open, the Argentinian has been fulfilling a great brick dust tourthat a few days ago made him fight until the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Rome, where he fell against Casper Ruud after giving a good fight to the 4th in the world, whom he had already defeated in Barcelona.
In Lyon, Cerúndolo confirmed that he will arrive sharp at the second Grand Slam of the year: not happy with having reached his first semifinal of the year (he beat the British Jack Draper in the quarterfinals), he will now play the final of the tournament after beating Norrie with a real beating.
Cerúndolo beat him 6-3 and 6-0 Norrie, one of the best on this surface, in just 1 hour and 12 minutes and will play the third final of his career, where he will face the winner of the duel between locals Arthur Phils and the American Brandon Nakashima.
Thanks to his beautiful present, the Argentine tennis player, now number 28 in the world, can arrive in Paris with the best finish of his career, 22 or 23, depending on what happens with Zverev this weekend and surpassing his best historical position.
Beyond the numbers, Cerúndolo shows his growing confidence, showing his best tennis version against rivals who announced themselves superior in the previous one. Furthermore, it seems that he is managing to adapt better than his rivals to the heat that he did in France.
The draw in the Roland Garros draw established that Francisco will have a risky debut in Paris against the 24-year-old Spaniard Jaume Munar, 77 in the ranking and former number 3 in the junior world.
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