|Dates: May 28 – June 11 place: Roland Garros, Paris
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Britain’s Cameron Norrie says he enjoys playing in the “tough moments” as he prepares to face home player Lucas Pouille at the French Open.
Nourie, seeded 14th, plays Pouille in the qualifiers around 18:00 GMT on Wednesday and returns to Court Suzanne Lenglen where he beat Benoit Paire – another Frenchman – in a party atmosphere.
The British number one player was regularly booed by the Paris fans for throwing the ball away, while he too Harshly punished by the referee chair for obstruction Considering that Ba’er had been distracted by a mid-point shout.
It was another controversial moment for Nuri, who was criticized by 22-time major champion Novak Djokovic for his behavior at the recent Italian Open.
Speaking about the prospect of facing Pouille, Nouri said: “I think it’s great to play those Grand Slam matches against home favorites – that’s why I play tennis. I love those moments.”
“On the flip side of that, it’s tough sometimes. I think fans can be tough.
“But I constantly remind myself that it’s good to play, that I want to be out there competing, and be in those tough moments when the crowd is against me.
“It makes it better to come through those matches.”
The 27-year-old is the last Briton remaining in a singles tie at Roland Garros after first-round losses to Dan Evans and Jack Draper.
Paire, 34, is a showman who interacts with the home crowd with his demonstrative antics, and fans created a rowdy atmosphere on Monday as he threatened to cause a stir against Nuri.
A similar mood will confront the Briton on the fourth day in Paris.
While Pouille is a different character from Paire, he has also recovered from mental health difficulties to play at the highest level again and has received additional support from the Roland Garros crowd.
And the former world number 10 revealed earlier this year that he suffered from depression and alcoholism after a group of injuries that disrupted his career.
Going into his first-round match was Pouille’s first main-draw victory at a major tournament since the 2019 US Open, prompting an emotional celebration from the 29-year-old as he sang the French national anthem with the crowd at Court Simon Mathieu. .
“I think a lot of people have been supporting me since the first round of qualifying, people are really supporting me and want me to win,” said Pouille, who is a semi-finalist at the 2019 Australian Open.
“They never pushed me as hard as they did.”
What else will happen on Wednesday?
With 14-time winner Rafael Nadal injured, two are favorites to replace the Spaniard as the men’s champion continues his performances on Wednesday.
Spanish seed Carlos Alcaraz, 20, will play Japanese Taro Daniel at Court Philippe Chatrier at around 16:00 GMT.
And Serbian Djokovic, the third seed, will face Hungarian Marton Fukusovic in the evening session, which will not start before 19:15 GMT.
Djokovic, who is chasing a 23rd men’s Grand Slam singles title, will face questions next Writing a political message about Kosovo on the camera lens After his victory in the first round over Aleksandar Kovacevic.
Earlier in Chatriers, French fifth seed Caroline Garcia – who is aiming to become the first host nation to win singles tournaments since 2000 – faces Russia’s Anna Blinkova.
Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka, one of the favorites to win the women’s titles and who is targeting the world number one this week, plays her compatriot Irina Szymanovic.
There is greater British interest in the first round of doubles action, led by three-time men’s champion Joe Salisbury.
Salisbury and partner American Rajeev Ram, the second seed, will play Argentine Guido Pella and Bolivia’s Hugo Dillin.
Julianne Cash and Henry Pattern also play in the men’s doubles, with Olivia Nichols and Alicia Barnett competing in the women’s event.