Cameron Norrie advances at US Open with win over Benoit Paire

Norrie was a straight-sets winner in the first round in New York.

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Cameron Norrie has eased into the second round of the US Open with a win over Benoit Paire.

Norrie had no major problems dealing with his French opponent, winning 6-0 in the first set, coming out on top in a tie-break in the second and then cruising the third 6-0 to progress.

The Scot lost just 17 points on his way to victory against a player who made 16 unforced errors and hit only one winner in the first set.

He now joins Andy Murray in the second round in New York, and will be facing either American Mackenzie McDonald or Portugal’s Joao Sousa.

Norrie, who reached the Wimbledon semi-finals earlier this year, is seventh seed at Flushing Meadows.

“I was actually pretty nervous,” he told Amazon Prime. “It’s a pretty unpredictable match against Benoit.

“It was a quick first set but it’s pretty dangerous sometimes winning sets 6-0. He played well to break me to serve for the second set.

“He kind of went away in the third which I’ll take every day of the week when it’s this hot.

“I don’t mind it [the heat]. I’m able to block it out better than other guys.

“When it’s hot and humid like this the ball is flying. You have to be really sharp. I did a good job of that today.”