Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his seventh ATP title after beating Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Lyon Open on Sunday.
Tsitsipas took just 70minutes to claim his seventh career title and second of the year.
He broke the British number two, ranked 44 places below him, twice in the second set to seal victory.
Tsitsipas has won the most matches on the ATP Tour in 2021 with 33.
In April, he won his first Masters 1,000 title at the Monte Carlo Masters and then reached the final in Barcelona, losing to Rafael Nadal after holding a championship point.
In a post-match interview on court, Tsitsipas said: “I felt like things were going my way; I’m proud of this performance against Cameron since he has been winning against big players and showing what left-handers can do on clay.”
Speaking on his plans ahead of the French Open later this month, he said: “It’s about getting there as early as possible, starting practice and getting in shape for the big Parisian Grand Slam which I adore and love. Hopefully something good can come out of it.”
“I am proud of today’s match; I knew it would be a difficult one against Cameron who has been showing great tennis this week.
“He has been winning against good players and showing what the left hand can do on clay. It was not an easy match today,” Tsitsipas added.
Norrie beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem in the last 16 in Lyon, and had a busy Saturday with two victories needed in one day to reach Sunday’s final.
While the 25-year-old has produced some of the finest form of his career on clay in the run up to the French Open which starts on 30 May, he reached the Estoril Open final earlier in May where he was beaten by Albert Ramos-Vinolas.