On Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz appeared to be on track to win the Rio Open presented by Claro for a second time in a row when he had a 7-5, 3-0, 0/30 lead over Cameron Norrie. However, a resurgent Norrie and the Spaniard's physical difficulties proved to be too much to overcome.
In the ATP 500 final, which lasted two hours and 42 minutes, second seed Norrie battled back to win 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. The victory was the British player's fifth ATP Tour triumph and his first trophy of the year.
Norrie never lost control and let Alcaraz's shotmaking tide overtake him. Norrie knelt down and gave out a yell of joy after hammering an ace down the T to end the game. On Monday, the Englishman will move up one spot to No. 12 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.