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Norrie sets up second-round meeting with Murray in Cincinnati

Cameron Norrie battled past Holger Rune in three sets on Monday afternoon and will face compatriot Andy Murray next after Murray outlasted Stan Wawrinka in a three-set thriller.

Cameron Norrie Cameron Norrie (GBR) during the third round ATP National Bank Open match on August 11, 2022 at IGA Stadium (Icon SMI/Panoramic)

An all-British affair between Cameron Norrie and Andy Murray is set for round two at the Western & Southern Open.

It wasn’t easy for either man, but both managed to advance on Monday afternoon. Prior to Murray’s 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka, Norrie scraped past Holger Rune 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4 at the Linder Tennis Family Center. Cincinnati’s No 9 seed prevailed in two hours and 33 minutes.

Cincinnati Masters 1000, other first-round matches and results:

  • Denis Shapovalov vs. Grigor Dimitrov
  • Borna Coric vs. Lorenzo Musetti
  • Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Jannik Sinner
  • Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Henri Laaksonen vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Lorenzo Sonego vs. Ben Shelton
  • Filip Krajinovic vs. Daniel Evans
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Fabio Fognini
  • Nick Kyrgios vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Sebastian Baez
  • Tommy Paul vs. Jenson Brooksby
  • Matteo Berrettini vs. Frances Tiafoe
  • Karen Khachanov vs. Sebastian Korda
  • Marcos Giron vs. David Goffin
  • Marin Čilić (14) beat Jaume Munar (Q): 6-3, 6-3
  • Andy Murray beat Stan Wawrinka: 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5
  • John Isner beat Benjamin Bonzi: 7-6(11), 3-6, 7-6 (4)
  • Emil Ruusuvuori beat J.J. Wolf (WC): 7-6(2), 6-2
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (15) beat Francisco Cerundolo: 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2
  • Diego Schwartzman (13) beat Alex Molcan: 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Aslan Karatsev beat Brandon Nakashima: 7-5, 7-5
  • Mackenzie McDonald (WC) beat Nikoloz Basilashvili: 6-0, 6-1
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Maxime Cressy: 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
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