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British number one Cameron Norrie lost 6-3, 6-0 to Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in Friday’s semi-final of the ATP Tour tournament in Lyon.
Norrie appeared to struggle physically, sometimes holding his stomach during the second set.
It looked like he might retire when he went to his bench during the opening match of the second set, but the world No. 14 managed to finish the match.
The 27-year-old Norrie won the 2022 tournament and reached the final in 2021.
However, against Cerundolo ranked 28th in the rankings, the Briton lost a serve in the opening match and did not look like he would return to competition.
“He played better than me and it showed in the result,” said Norrie. “I was disappointed with my level compared to the other two games.
“I had a few matches before the French Open and that’s what I came here for. It was a difficult way out, but he played better than me and he deserved to win.”
Cerundolo, 24, said he “played one of the best games of the season” and added: “I’m very happy because it was a tough game. Cam is a great player but I played amazing and I’m happy to be in the final.”
The French Open kicks off on Sunday with Norrie, the 14th seed, playing in the first round with French wild card Benoit Paire, 34.
Jarry continues his excellent streak to reach the finals
At the Geneva Open in Switzerland, Nicolas Jarry of Chile, ranked 54th in the world, will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the final on Saturday.
Unseeded Jarry, 27, enjoyed a good tournament, beating sixth seed Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands in the last 16 matches and world number four Casper Ruud of Norway in the quarter-finals.
Jarry backed this up with a 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 victory over third seed Alexander Zverev of Germany in Friday’s semi-final.
World number 33 Dimitrov, who was ranked as high as third in the world rankings, showed great form as he battled out of the set, beating world number ninth Taylor Fritz of the United States 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7-2).
The final is the second match of the day on Saturday after Britain’s Jamie Murray and New Zealand’s Michael Venus paired off Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos in the men’s doubles final.