Cameron Norrie has been knocked out within the third spherical of the Barcelona Open following a three-set defeat to Italian Lorenzo Musetti.
World No 13 Norrie snapped a three-match shedding streak with a routine victory over qualifier Pavel Kotov on Wednesday however tumbled to a 3-6 6-4 6-1 loss to Musetti a day later.
Norrie led 40-15 on Musetti’s serve at 4-4 within the second set, just for the Italian to carry after which break the Briton within the subsequent sport earlier than serving out to degree the match.
Musetti – who beat world No 1 Novak Djokovic en path to the quarter-finals in Monte Carlo final week – thumped Norrie within the decider and can now meet compatriot Jannik Sinner within the final eight, the person who ended his run on the identical stage in Monaco.
Norrie’s fellow Brit Dan Evans performs Russia’s Karen Khachanov afterward Thursday.
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