Norrie to face Spain’s world No 99 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for a place in the fourth round on Friday
Last Updated: 03/09/20 6:44am
Cam Norrie continued his superb run at the US Open as he withstood a
minor third-set revival from opponent Federico Coria to fashion a 6-3 6-4 6-4
Norrie continued to show no ill effects from his epic first-round win over Diego Schwarzmann as he brushed aside Coria to set up a third round clash with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Norrie said: “It feels even better because I’m not playing my best tennis and I’m just really proud of my attitude out there.
“Having had such a good win against Schwarzmann on Monday I was pleased to back it up.
“It’s always tough to have such a high like that and then get up for the next one, so I was happy to get through in straight sets and save the legs a little bit.”
The British No 3 barely looked back after fashioning a double-break advantage in the opening set, moving seamlessly one set away from victory.
Coria showed sterner resistance in the third and held a series of break points which briefly put Norrie’s two-set lead in jeopardy.
But it was the Briton who pulled out the decisive break before successfully serving for the match and a place in round three after four previous second round losses.
Davidovich Fokina booked his third round meeting with Norrie when he surprised Poland’s 24th seed Hubert Hurkacz in four sets.