Britain’s was knocked out in the second round of the Italian Open following a 6-2 6-2 defeat to 13th seed .

Norrie, 23, was the only British male to make it through to the second round after beating ’s John Millman.

Coric converted two of his four break points to win the opening set and broke again twice in the second to win in less than an hour in Rome.

The Croat will face Ss or Portugal’s Joao Sousa next.

British number one takes on American seventh seed Sloane Stephens in the women’s second round on Wednesday.