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By Mike Henson

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  1. Game and first set

    Pouille 6-2 Norrie*

    Twenty-six minutes on the clock and Cameron Norrie firmly on his changeover stool.

    The first set has been swallowed whole by Lucas Pouille, like a python necking a egg.

  2. 'Norrie needs to be aggressive'

    Naomi Broady

    British number three on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Sometimes being this far behind can help you get back into the match. Why not strike the ball that bit harder and take a few risks? Pouille likes to be aggressive and Cameron needs to keep pushing him back.

  3. Post update

    *Pouille 5-2 Norrie

    Cameron Norrie keeps his head above the rising first-set tide.

    But the serving fuzz is heading down to Lucas Pouille's end of the court.

  4. Post update

    Pouille 5-2 Norrie*

    Lovely all court action from Lucas Pouille as he stalks into the net and drives away a backhand volley.

    He can do the wham-bam stuff as well, a 213kmh - 132mph in old money - ace takes him to 30-15 up.

    All while rocking a peach shirt, grey shorts and back-to-front cap.

    Le freak. il est chic, Norrie out?

  5. 'No time for Norrie to settle'

    Naomi Broady

    British number three on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    I wonder if Norrie is not happy with his string tension. A few players have had their raquets come out slightly loose and maybe that is affecting Cameron a little bit. He has looked a bit shell shocked and not had time to feel the court and settle into the match.

  6. Pouille breaks

    *Pouille 4-1 Norrie

    Lucas Pouille snaps the Norrie serve over his knee once more and this first set is looking like a write-off for the Briton.

  7. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Low on numbers, high on decibels - the French crowd are letting their man know they've got his back.

    The change of ends sees a few more patriotic home fans pile in, they want to see the man is the most likely (although not very likely) to end that barren run since a French man winning Roland Garros.

    The last one? Yannick Noah back in 1983. Of course you knew.

  8. Post update

    Pouille 3-1 *Norrie

    Lucas Pouille flattens a glorious forehand down the line on his way to another straightforward hold.

    He is the thoroughbred in this race by the looks of it.

  9. 'Norrie took the right path'

    Pouille v Norrie

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Cameron Norrie's decision to play college tennis in the United States and skip the Futures tour has paid dividends for his career, says coach Facundo Lugones.

    The Futures, run by the ITF, is a rung below the ATP Challenger Tour and designed to allow young professionals tournament experience before stepping up.

    "It was really good for him to stay fresh, Futures can be really tough, the tournaments can drag you down mentally," Lugones said.

    "It can be tough to get through, even if you have a good level, it can be difficult to make that jump.

    "I feel like he was focusing his on level all the time at college, then ready to go to the Challenger Tour so when we started on the main tour he was mentally fresh."

  10. Post update

    *Pouille 2-1 Norrie

    Cameron Norrie gets on the board, but he is a break behind in the race to the first-set finish line.

    The biggest win of his career came from two sets down however, when he picked off Roberto Bautista Agut in the Davis Cup tie in Marbella.

    If you want to go long, scenic and five sets, he is ready wingman.

  11. Post update

    Pouille 2-0 Norrie*

    Lucas Pouille has a strut to his swagger, strolling around the red dirt like a young emperor.

    The French number one rattled through his first service hold with imperial ease.


  12. Commentary coming up soon

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary is about to take to the air from Roland Garros.

    You can tune in at the top of this very page shortly - they are just awaiting the end of today's live cricket.

  13. Pouille breaks

    *Pouille 1-0 Norrie

    Solid from Cameron Norrie as the Briton salvages a break point with a lassoing forehand down the line.

    To deuce. But here comes another...

    Pouille with a second serve to look at, into a rally, Norrie cranks the groundstrokes decibels too high and twangs into the tape.

    Pouille nips a break up in the opening game.

  14. Dining options

    Pouille v Norrie

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    French Open

    Not too many people left in Chatrier now, more green plastic sat watching than human bodies.

    The locals must have all scarpered to nearby Port D'Auteuil for their salmon tartare.

    Salmon tartare? Is that some sort of French sushi?

  15. Ready to go

    Pouille v Norrie

    We have a patchy crowd in the house.

    "Time," rings out from the umpire's chair.

    Cameron Norrie with the service honour.

    Let's get ready to tennis.

  16. Post update

    Pouille v Norrie

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Well, that descended quickly. Less than an hour ago I was enquiring whether we even see Cameron Norrie start against Lucas Pouille in the evening Parisian glow.

    Now we know we will after second seed Caroline Wozniacki demolished Spain's Georgina Garcia Perez, who was limping heavily at the end, in just 51 minutes.

    Can't see it finishing mind, but you never know...

    Caroline Wozniacki
  17. Like the lentil

    Pouille v Norrie

    Lucas Pouille

    In the opposite corner is Lucas Pouille - the highest ranked Frenchman in the draw,

    The 24-year-old is going through a rough patch though winning just two of his last eight matches.

    Norrie's fellow Briton Kyle Edmund duffed him up in Rome last week, winning through in straight sets.

    It is pronounced 'puy' and in lentil by the way.

  18. 'Hey mate, come and be my coach'

    Pouille v Norrie

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    College team-mate. College coach. Travelling coach. Friend.

    Cameron Norrie's relationship with his coach Facundo Lugones has been a varied one since they first met at Texas Christian University in the United States, one which has always been bounded together by tennis at the core.

    Argentine Lugones became Norrie's travelling coach when the Briton joined the ATP Tour last year, overseeing a rapid rise from 270 in the world to break into the top 100.

    “When I finished at TCU I started working as a volunteer coach and worked with Cam a lot in the first year. He always joked about that I'd be his coach when he turned pro," Lugones told BBC Radio 5 live.

    "I moved to New York for a little bit and then he called me and said: 'I'm going on tour, you want to come travel with me and actually make it happen?'

    "We drew a line, we both respect each other, we're friends when we have to be friends, coach and player when we have to be coach and player.

    "So far it is working well."

  19. A year to remember

    Pouille v Norrie

    Cameron Norrie

    Cameron Norrie has a bit of ground to make up considering Andy Murray was ranked third in the world on his own 22nd birthday.

    But the South African-born, New Zealand-raised and, until last year, United States-based Briton has made waves this season.

    He beat world number 10 serve machine John Isner in the semi-final in Lyon earlier this month.

    And earlier this year he proved his clay-court chops with as he came from two sets down to defeat current world number 13 Roberto Bautista Agut in the Davis Cup. That was his first match on the dirt for nearly five years.

    He also picked up a doubles title in Estoril alongside Kyle Edmund.

    He is now up to 85th in the world from 114th at the start of the year.

  20. 'A leftie version of Andy Murray'

    Pouille v Norrie

    cameron Norrie

    You might think that Cameron Norrie - whose dad still retains "a filthy Scottish accent" despite his years in New Zealand - would shy away from the comparisons with Andy Murray.

    You would be wrong.

    "Almost a leftie version of Andy Murray. I compete for every point, play physical," said the 22-year-old when asked to describe his style.

    "That's what I'm aiming for, to play like him, maybe come forward a bit more.

    "I think I have the game, the attitude and professionalism to get to the top."

    Andy Murray