By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 12/01/19 8:36am
Cameron Norrie was beaten in his maiden ATP Tour final
Cameron Norrie was beaten by Tennys Sandgren in his first ATP Tour final at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
The 23-year-old had hoped to win his maiden title in the city where he grew up but American Sandgren was too strong, winning 6-4 6-2 after an hour and 18 minutes.
“I’m a little bit lost for words. It’s been a lot of work, a lot of training,” said Sandgren. “A lot of sacrifice goes into even making a final. To get a win, I’m kind of speechless.
“I’m just grateful, just grateful to be out here to play and compete. Just to be healthy and out here playing is good. Just excited and happy to be playing well.”
Norrie lost 6-4 6-2 to Tennys Sandgren at the ASB Classic in Auckland
Norrie made 29 unforced errors to Sandgren’s 17 and the Brit conceded he was second best in Auckland.
“I just want to say a big congrats to Tennys, I know myself and my team have a lot of respect for you and you’ve had a lot of setbacks in your career with injury so congrats for today, you were too good,” he said.
Norrie will now head to Melbourne, where he will face Taylor Fritz in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday.