With the second major of the year on horizon it is the last chance to dust off any cobwebs or to impress ahead of a trip to Paris.
One man who we didn’t see in the early stages of the clay court season in Monte Carlo and Barcelona due to injury but has since return is Dominic Thiem but the three time former French Open finalist has not had a clay court season to get too excited about.
Thiem made the semi-finals of Madrid against Zverev but fell way short in one of his first run outs for a couple of months. Rome didn’t go to plan losing a close match to Lorenzo Sonego and this week in Lyon he won just five games against Cam Norrie in a disappointing loss.
On the other side to a disappointing loss is a very good performance and the consistency and composure from Cam Norrie was fantastic as the Brit sealed his first top 5 win against the Austrian.
It was a bizarre performance from Thiem, the top seed in Lyon won just nine points on the Brit’s serve in nine service games. It can be a distraction when a top player’ level isn’t where you’d expect it to be but to his credit he held his game and was consistently strong throughout.
He has had a good clay court season up to now with wins over Khachanov and Goffin, he did some soo close to his first title in Estoril but it wasn’t meant to be.
Cam won’t be seeded at Roland Garros, the Brit is in the top 70 but he will be certainly be a player for some top guys to avoid. The Brit has added Thiem to his wins on clay this year as well as Khachanov and Goffin but hasn’t won a match in Paris since 2018!