Alcaraz, Norrie To Meet In ATP Buenos Aires Showpiece After Semi-Final Wins
Britain’s Cameron Norrie will lock horns with rising superstar Carlos Alcaraz in the final of ATP Buenos Aires on Sunday after both players came through their semi-final challenges on Saturday. Norrie will look to make it two wins in succession over the precocious Spaniard after his victory at the Cincinnati Masters last year, and with his opponent having only just returned from an injury lay-off.
The final of ATP Buenos Aires will see Britain’s Cameron Norrie take on US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz in what should be an intriguing battle.
Norrie, who is seeded No. 2 at the event, defeated Juan Pablo Varillas of Peru in straight sets, 7-6(5) 6-4, to book his spot in the tournament showpiece on Sunday.
It is the latest impressive run from the 27-year-old, who made it all the way to the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year, where he was eventually defeated by the eventual champion, Novak Djokovic.
Norrie came through the match in one hour and 54 minutes as he showed his class on the clay courts of the ATP 250 event after having helped send Great Britain into the Davis Cup Finals group stage with his heroics in Colombia.
“It’s going to be a tough one for sure regardless of who I play,” Norrie said, not knowing if he would be facing Alcaraz.
“I lost a tough final in Auckland, so hopefully I can get some good feelings back tomorrow in the final.”
Later on, world No. 2 Alcaraz secured his place in the final – his first after his triumph at Flushing Meadows last year – after the Spaniard defeated his compatriot, Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
The tournament’s top seed, who is making his eagerly-anticipated return to the tour following an injury that kept him out of the Australian Open, brushed past his countryman in straight sets, 6-2 6-2.
While the Brit edged the pair’s most recent ATP encounter at last year’s Cincinnati Masters, the Spaniard owns a 3-1 head-to-head record over him.