British quantity two Cameron Norrie missed a primary ATP title after shedding the Estoril Open last to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas. Norrie, who’s competing in his second tour-level last, misplaced 4-6 6-Three 7-6 (7-3) to Ramos-Viñolas, 33. The 25-year-old had crushed second seed Cristian Garin and former US Open champion Marin Cilic, however clay specialist Ramos-Viñolas was simply too good.
Norrie’s profession will take him to the highest 20 of the annual ATP Tour race. Norrie has received 18 video games in a formidable 2021 season, inserting him in third place alongside Jannik Sinner, and solely behind Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev (26), by way of most ATP Tour wins this yr.
Norrie, ranked 50th on the earth, led by one set and one break earlier than Ramos-Viñolas, 46th ranked, fought again 40-Zero in opposition to to regain the break in a marathon recreation at 2-1 within the second set. Extra errors started to circulation from Norrie’s racket as his opponent leveled the sport and the Brit required remedy for a foot damage after sustaining a breakdown early within the deciding match.
Instantly afterwards, he bounced again and the pair saved serving to drive a decisive tiebreaker within the last set. Seventh seed Ramos-Viñolas, counting on his highly effective forehand, dictated rallies and compelled extra errors on Norrie, incomes the ultimate six factors to clinch his third ATP Tour title.