Rowdy fans kicked out of Norrie’s Australian Open match for ‘Enger-land’ chants

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Cam Norrie’s late-night second round match at the Australian Open provided plenty of entertainment.

It was well gone 10pm before he even managed to walk on court against Constant Lestienne, giving the crowd a chance to get well lubricated.

Norrie had plenty of support in his second round match

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Norrie had plenty of support in his second round match

The British number one started well and took the opening set 6-3, but his French opponent was far from happy with the crowd.

The British spectators made themselves heard with chants of ‘Enger-land, Enger-land, Enger-land’ whenever the opportunity presented itself.

Lestienne was clearly rattled by what was going on and started trying some bizarre shots, from underarm serves to ones through his legs.

Ironically, Norrie was born in South Africa, to Scottish and Welsh parents, and grew up in New Zealand before going to college in the United States.

The complaints from Lestienne seemingly resulted in three spectators being spoken to and, subsequently, leaving the court.

Not before their parting chants of ‘we’re going home, we’re going home’.

Norrie’s opponent was less than impressed by the chants

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Norrie’s opponent was less than impressed by the chants

There was a smattering of applause as the three men left the arena.

Norrie is bidding to be the first Briton to make the third round of the Australian Open.

There are no British women left in the singles draw after Emma Raducanu lost to Coco Gauff.

Andy Murray plays Thanasi Kokkinakis and Dan Evans is also in action Jeremy Chardy on Thursday.



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