Cameron Norrie defeated in final-set tiebreak at Estoril Open
British number three Cameron Norrie has been knocked out in the second round of the Estoril Open after losing a deciding set tiebreak to Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena.
Baena came from behind to triumph 5-7 6-2 7-6 in three hours and 10 minutes, and will play first seed Kevin Anderson or Stefano Tsitsipas in the quarter-final.
Norrie was first to break on the way to a 4-1 first-set lead but Baena hit back to level.
With Baena serving to stay in the set, Norrie came from 15-0 down to win the next four points and claim the opener.
Baena took the second set, though. First, he saved four break points before breaking to love to take a 2-1 lead.
Another break came in the seventh game of the set and, after seeing three set points saved, the Spaniard took the second set 6-2.
The deciding set went right down to the wire. Norrie had the set in control though when he broke to make it 3-1.
The 22-year-old was serving for the match but Baena broke to stay in the game.
Norrie then raced into a 0-40 lead, three match points, but Baena won five points in a row to make it 5-5.
Both players held serve to take the decider to a tiebreak, before Baena won the first six points to triumph 7-1
At the Istanbul Open, Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt defeated fourth seeds Neal and Ken Skupski 7-6 6-3 to qualify for the semi-final.