Cameron Norrie’s quest for his first ATP title has been cruelly ended by Tennys Sandgren in the final at Auckland.
Norrie was hoping to give British tennis a boost following Andy Murray’s stunning retirement announcement, as well as make a significant personal breakthrough.
However, he fell 6-4 6-2 to Sandgren in just 79 minutes, handing the American his maiden title at the end of a week in which he has not lost a single set.
Meanwhile, in Sydney, Alex De Minaur reached his second successive final at the tournament, but it came at a price.
The Australian beat Gilles Simon 6-3 6-2 in their rain delayed semi-final, but that means he must face Andreas Seppi just five hours later in the final.
Here is our pictorial from day nine at the 2019 Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal already looking ahead to semis.
Czech in no mood to party.
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A public row has erupted between Jamie Murray and Dan Evans.