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Cameron Norrie vs Karen Khachanov live: Score and latest updates from French Open 2022

Hello and welcome to coverage of Cameron Norrie’s French Open third round clash against Karen Khachanov.

Norrie is the last Briton standing in the singles draw after coming through his opening two matches of the tournament in Paris. The British No 1 is in a rich vein of form after winning the Lyon Open prior to playing at Roland Garros.

On Wednesday, he beat Australian qualifier Jason Kubler in straight sets and today faces Khachanov, the 21st seed, as he bids to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time.

“I’m really happy to be through,” said Norrie. “It played out similar to what I thought it would be; pretty physical rallies, not really a clear strategy.

“I felt like my game matched up well with his. I played my patterns and managed to get the first set. It was a very close first set.

“I was a little bit disappointed with how I lost a bit of concentration early in the second. Up a break and a chance to put my foot on his neck. He fought back well, and I played a couple loose points.

“Then also in the third set, to lose concentration again. But I was really happy with how I finished the match playing.

“Winning six games in a row, and finding lots of width on my forehand and really spreading the court and hitting it very close to the line which made it very difficult for him.”

Khachanov is from Russia but is playing under a neutral flag after the ATP allowed Russian and Belarusian players to continue playing.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray has insisted Wimbledon “will never be an exhibition” amid the ongoing row over its lack of ranking points. The WTA and ATP will not offer any points for the All England Club tournament after Wimbledon chiefs made the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing due to the war in Ukraine.

Former world No 1 Naomi Osaka hinted on Monday she may skip the third grand slam of the season because the absence of ranking points means “it’s more like an exhibition”, a phrase echoed by Norrie.



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