British number-two was defeated in his first ATP final, losing 6-4 6-2 into Tennys Sandgren at the Auckland International in newzealand.

Norrie, who’s ranked 93rd in the whole world, fought playing in the city where he grew up before shifting allegiance to Britain in 2013.

He had been broken in his very first match and made 29 unforced errors in this match.

American Sandgren is ranked 30 places more than Norrie and eased to success in 79 moments due to his first ATP title.

“He played much stronger and he did not really give me a opportunity to play well at all,” said Norrie.

“Through the tournament every thing has just clicked. I have returned and served well. Now , there certainly were a handful of areas along with also certain seconds I wasn’t quite there.”

Norrie will now move on into the n Open, which starts on Monday, where he will play American Taylor Fritz, whom he beat from the quarter finals in Auckland.