This week, the Herald is reporting on the ground from the Argentina Open, so check back for updates!

The action continues on day four of the Argentina Open. The highlight of the day shift was Argentine Federico Coria’s (ranked 107th in the ATP singles) shock win against second-seed British Cameron Norrie (20th). Despite coming off a marathon 3-hour win against Austrian Sebastián Ofner, Coria astounded the tournament’s second seed with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win in two hours and 20 minutes of play.

Coria took advantage of a very erratic Norrie, who struggled to push past the Argentine’s defense in the first set. The Rosario native took an early break and was able to hold the advantage throughout the set, managing to break Norrie’s serve again in the last game to wrap up the first set 6-2.

The second set proved a more intense affair, with the British player improving the accuracy of his groundstrokes and hurting Coria with deeper, more offensive shots. A break for Norrie at 3-2 was enough to win it 6-4 and tie the game.

The match would swing around again in the third set, with Coria’s move to a more aggressive style finding gaps in Norrie’s defense. A break at 2-1 allowed the Argentine to build a lead, reduced by Norrie reclaiming it at 4-2. However, Coria managed to regain his advantage and served to wrap the game with the final 6-3.

“This is the biggest win of my career, no doubt,” said Coria after the match. “Norrie was a top 10 player not long ago, so I’m very happy with how I played. I was able to push him, to play aggressively and do what my coaches asked, who are always pushing me to trust in my game.”

“When you compare players at the Challenger and ATP Tour levels, you can’t hope for them to miss shots at key moments, and that’s something I have to change in my game. Players at this level won’t miss easy shots so you have to do something else.”

Coria will now face the winner of the clash between Sebastian Báez and Luciano Darderi on Friday. Earlier in the day shift, Italian Andrea Vavassori (152) beat Serbian Lazlo Djere 6-4, 7-5. He will face the winner of Carlos Alcaraz and Camilo Ugo Carabelli.

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2024 Argentina Open: Coria beats second-seed Norrie in shock win

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16.02.2024

This week, the Herald is reporting on the ground from the Argentina Open, so check back for updates!

The action continues on day four of the Argentina Open. The highlight of the day shift was Argentine Federico Coria’s (ranked 107th in the ATP singles) shock win against second-seed British Cameron Norrie (20th). Despite coming off a marathon 3-hour win against Austrian Sebastián Ofner, Coria astounded the tournament’s second seed with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win in two hours and 20 minutes of play.

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