|Australian Open 2019|
|Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January|
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British quantity two Cameron Norrie was crushed in his first ATP remaining, dropping 6-Four 6-2 to Tennys Sandgren on the Auckland Worldwide in New Zealand.
Norrie, who’s ranked 93rd on the planet, struggled enjoying within the metropolis the place he grew up earlier than switching allegiance to Britain in 2013.
He was damaged in his first sport and made 29 unforced errors within the match.
American Sandgren is ranked 30 locations greater than Norrie and eased to victory in 79 minutes for his first ATP title.
“He performed much more stable and he did not actually give me an opportunity to play properly in any respect,” mentioned Norrie.
“All through the match every little thing has simply clicked. I’ve served and returned properly. At the moment, there have been a few areas and sure moments that I wasn’t fairly there.”
Norrie will now transfer on to the Australian Open, which begins on Monday, the place he’ll play American Taylor Fritz, whom he beat within the quarter-finals in Auckland.