Cameron Norrie aiming to stun Stefanos Tsitsipas in Lyon final

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Cameron Norrie aiming to stun Stefanos Tsitsipas in Lyon final

Great Britain's Cameron Norrie was extremely happy with the way he performed against 2018 Paris Masters champion Karen Khachanov in the Lyon semifinal. Norrie, ranked at No. 49 in the world, demolished No. 8 seed Khachanov 6-1 6-1 to make the Lyon final.

Norrie made the best possible start to the match, having claimed back-to-back breaks to take a 5-0 lead. Khachanov won the sixth game to get on the board but Norrie served out the following game to win the opener. Khachanov served out the opening game of the second set, before he suffered three consecutive breaks as Norrie won six games in a row to book a straight-set win in style.

"Everything was working well: serving well, returning well, anticipating the ball well," Norrie said, per the ATP website. "I came forward when I needed to and was aggressive with good depth. It was nice to come through like that."

Norrie hoping to lift his first ATP title in Lyon

Earlier this month, Norrie made the Estoril Open final -- he was a set up against Albert Ramos-Vinolas -- but ended up losing. Norrie will be fighting ahainst No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Lyon title.

"I had a tough loss in my last final so it’s nice I can get another opportunity so soon," Norrie said. "It’s going to be tough against Stefanos. He's in the zone as well, so it’s going to be an interesting final."

Khachanov wasn't an easy opponent but Norrie dominated him. "You just come out and you're feeling the ball good and you're playing well, I think I used that to my advantage," Norrie said. "I played pretty flawless and pretty clean tennis against Karen.

I returned exceptionally well, especially after facing Arthur's serve. "I played pretty lights out in the match against Karen. It was perfect conditions. I think my game frustrated him a lot. Definitely a good day for me, I'll take it."