Cameron Norrie knocked out in cruel fashion at the Astana Open after having match point against Jordan Thompson
- Cameron Norrie had victory in sight but Jordan Thompson stepped up his game
- Norrie beat world No 9 Diego Schwartzman in the first round of the US Open
- The biggest victory of Thompson’s career came in 2017 against Andy Murray
Cameron Norrie was agonisingly knocked out at the first-round stage of the Astana Open after being on match point against Jordan Thompson.
The 25-year-old took the first set and was 6-5 up in the second-set tiebreak before losing three points in succession as the match went to a decider.
Briton Cameron Norrie was on the cusp of beating Jordan Thompson before losing his nerve
Thompson had his tail up and closed out victory after breaking his British opponent twice to take a 5-7 7-6 6-2 win in the Kazakh capital.
The world No 60 will now face home wildcard Timofey Skatov or Finnish qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori in the next round.
Jordan Thompson’s claim to fame is beating Andy Murray in straight sets at Queen’s in 2017
Norrie reached the quarter-finals in St Petersburg earlier this month, where he was comprehensively beaten by Andrey Rublev.
The Briton also performed well at the US Open as he reached the round of 32 having beaten world No 9 Diego Schwartzman in his first match in New York.