Cameron Norrie’s ATP Finals hopes dented by Paris Masters defeat to Fritz

British player beaten 6-3, 7-6 (2) by Taylor Fritz of the USHubert Hurkacz now in pole position in Race to Turin

Cameron Norrie is unlikely to qualify for the ATP Finals in Turin after he bowed out of the Paris Masters in the third round, losing 6-3, 7-6 (2) to Taylor Fritz of the United States in an intense two-set tussle.

Earlier in the day, Hubert Hurkacz, who currently sits eighth in the ATP Race to Turin, recovered from a set down to beat Dominik Koepfer 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the quarter-final in Paris. His victory meant that Norrie had to defeat Fritz to maintain a decent chance of qualification, which he was unable to do. Hurkacz can now officially secure his place in the ATP Finals, and rule Norrie out, if he wins his next match against Australia’s James Duckworth, the world No 55.

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