British number-one has gone outside of their Open later putting up with a 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 first-round overcome by ’s Jordan Thompson.

Norrie, ranked 26 places more than his competitor in 51st, took the first group but was fundamentally commissioned as Thompson avenged his 2018 loss.

It’s a second consecutive first-round defeat for Norrie after an early departure in n Wells.

Fellow Briton Dan Evans plays Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri later on Thursday.

Evans could be the beneficiary of a lucky loser slot at the draw after losing to ’s Alexander Bublik at a bad tempered qualifier on Wednesday.


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