Having risen to a career-high No 41 world, Cameron Norrie suffered a disappointing first-round exit on the Lyon Open on Monday.
The 23-year-old loved his finest run in a Masters 1000 occasion finally month’s Monte Carlo Masters, having additionally reached his first ATP singles ultimate at January’s Auckland Open.
Nevertheless, Norrie produced a below-par show as he succumbed 6-1 6-Three to Frenchman Ugo Humbert in his opening-round tie in Lyon.
Humbert’s kind has suffered since reaching the semi-finals in Marseille in February and he had struggled to supply on clay thus far this season, however he dominated the Briton on house soil.
The Frenchman raced right into a 4-Zero lead and clinched the opening set 6-1, with Norrie failing to win any of his service video games within the opener.
There was a rain delay halfway by means of the second set, but it surely got here too late to derail Humbert’s momentum.
Trailing 4-Three within the second, Norrie compelled two break factors however squandered the chance to degree and Humbert closed out victory in straight units to arrange a second spherical showdown with third seed Denis Shapovalov.
Norrie’s focus now switches to the French Open, the place he’ll be trying to eclipse his second-round exhibiting at Roland Garros 12 months in the past.
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