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Norrie crashes out in Lyon

20th May 2019, 19:39 by Neil Foster

British number two Cameron Norrie lost in straight-sets to Frenchman Ugo Humbert in round one of the Lyon Open.

Norrie, who is now at a career-high 41st in the ATP world rankings, was hoping for a decent run in France to fine-tune his game ahead of the start of next week's French Open but it was not to be.

The South African-born ace was way below his best and lost 6-1 6-3 to the 20-year-old world number 481.

Norrie's rise up the rankings has been aided by reaching his first ATP singles final at January's Auckland Open, losing to American Tennys Sandgren on that occasion, while he made the last 16 at the Monte Carlo Masters.

All thoughts now will turn to Roland Garros and, while Norrie is not a serious contender to win in Paris, he will hope to better last year's second-round exit to Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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