Silver medallist Khachanov edges close encounter with Norrie in Toronto
Two form players met in the National Bank Open in Toronto, and it was the Olympic medallist who got the win, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Olympic silver medallist Karen Khachanov continued his streak of excellent form by beginning his campaign at the National Bank Open with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over British No 2 Cameron Norrie.
As the scoreline indicated, it was a tight encounter in Toronto, but in the end the Russian’s strength of serve won out over the course of more than two and a half hours.
Khachanov won five of his singles matches in Tokyo – and needed three sets to win three of them there as well.
He would have been expecting a challenging opponent; Norrie won his first ATP Tour-level title last month, lifting the trophy in Los Cabos, and has risen into the top 30 of the rankings in 2021.
Khachanov will next play Aslan Karatsev.