Cameron Norrie crashes OUT of Australian Open in shock third-round defeat by world No 71 Jiri Lehecka, with Brit going down in five sets after struggling with knee issue against impressive 21-year-old
- Cameron Norrie is out of the Australian Open after losing to Jiri Lehecka
- He lost in five sets as he fell in the third round of the Grand Slam in Melbourne
- The British No 1 struggled with a knee issue in the game on his way to defeat
Cameron Norrie is out of the Australian Open after suffering a five-set defeat to world No 71 Jiri Lehecka.
The British No 1 had high hopes going into the tournament and had seen off Luca van Assche and Constant Lestienne with relative ease in the first two rounds, but struggled against Lehecka in a match that eventually finished 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Norrie had been dealing with a knee issue in the game, and Lehecka, 21, managed to use the limitation to his advantage and secure the win.
The defeat comes just a day after former No 1 Andy Murray reached the third round in scintillating fashion with a five-set victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis, and the Scot, alongside Dan Evans, will have to fly the British flag without Norrie for the rest of the tournament.
Full report to follow.
Cameron Norrie is out of the Australian Open after suffering a shock defeat to Jiri Lehecka
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