Cameron Norrie beaten by Tennys Sandgren in ASB Classic final

ATP Auckland Tennys Sandgren downs Cameron Norrie for maiden ATP trophy

American Tennys Sandgren won his first ATP Tour singles title Saturday, beating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ASB Classic.

The 23-year-old had hoped to win his maiden title in the city where he grew up but American Sandgren was too strong, winning 6-4 6-2 after an hour and 18 minutes.

Speaking to Sky Sport after his win, Sandgren said: "A little bit lost for words".

"A lot of work, a lot of training, a lot sacrifice goes into even making a final and to get a win".

The young Briton played some impressive tennis to reach his first ATP final but that wasn't enough today, losing more than 40% of the points in his games and having to play against 12 break chances, suffering four breaks to finish runner-up.

The American carved out 12 break point opportunities against Norrie's serve and converted four of them, while also sending down seven aces in the final warm-up before the Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals a year ago.

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Sandgren said his extra experience counted.

"I'm just grateful, just grateful to be out here to play and compete".

The American will drop 360 points on the Monday after the Australian Open ends thanks to his quarter-final result a year ago.

It was the first time Sandgren had beaten Norrie in their past four encounters. It was his second match win of the day, It was de Minaur's second win of the day, he defeated Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-2 in a rain-delayed semifinal from Friday night.

The 77th-ranked Schmiedlova started strongly, earning three break points on the Kenin serve in the fourth game, but couldn't convert and never threatened from then on.

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