Cameron Norrie, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev all endure defeats at Paris Masters | Tennis Information

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Cameron Norrie, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev all slumped to shock losses on Wednesday on the Paris Masters.

In a match that didn’t get beneath method till after midnight, Norrie, the Thirteenth-ranked Brit by no means regarded snug in opposition to French qualifier Corentin Moutet, falling 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) in nearly three hours on courtroom.

Norrie proved to be his personal worst enemy, giving up 27 unforced errors and 4 double faults whereas solely managing to hit 34 winners, in comparison with 50 from Moutet.

Jack Draper reacts during a men's singles match at the 2022 US Open, Friday, Sep. 2, 2022 in Flushing, NY. (Brad Penner/USTA via AP)
Jack Draper suffered a second-round defeat earlier within the day to USA’s Frances Tiafoe

It got here after Norrie’s compatriots Dan Evans and Jack Draper additionally suffered second-round exits.

Regardless of some extremely shut video games within the second set, Draper was overwhelmed 6-3 7-5 by world No 21 Frances Tiafoe in an hour and 24 minutes.

Tiafoe began nicely within the opening set, however Draper hit two aces within the fourth recreation to attract degree at 2-2.

Though the American was threatening to tug away, Draper put up a struggle within the eighth recreation, which lasted over 10 minutes, earlier than Tiafoe ultimately broke and went on to take the primary set.

World No 45 Draper started the second set nicely, firing down 4 aces throughout the primary three video games, however Tiafoe stored tempo along with his opponent.

With the scores degree at 5-5, the match heading in direction of a tie-break, however Tiafoe acquired the sting on Draper to interrupt within the eleventh recreation earlier than occurring to win the second set 7-5.

Tiafoe will face Alex de Minaur in spherical three after the Australian beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4 2-6 7-5.

Dan Evans
Dan Evans misplaced to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas

Evans was additionally knocked out of the event as he fell 6-3 6-4 to fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The world No 5 displayed his dominance, smashing three aces within the third recreation to go 3-0 up, earlier than Evans rallied to deliver the rating to 5-3.

The Greek confirmed his energy, nonetheless, capitalising on a double fault from the world quantity 27 within the ninth recreation to take the primary set.

Tsitsipas broke within the first recreation of the second set, however confronted a tough problem in opposition to Evans, who got here again to path 5-4.

Nonetheless, Tsitsipas was in a position to maintain on and noticed the match out with an ace within the tenth recreation to progress to spherical three, the place he’ll face Moutet.

Nadal not optimistic about ATP Finals possibilities after Paris exit

Rafael Nadal additionally suffered a second-round exit. The second seed was overwhelmed 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 by world No 31 Tommy Paul.

Nadal stated he doesn’t count on to be in adequate form to mount a severe problem on the season-ending ATP Finals.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion’s defeat in Paris got here in his first singles match for the reason that US Open fourth spherical in September, after which he took day off for the start of his first little one.

“I am enthusiastic about enjoying, even when it hasn’t been the proper couple of months for me,” Nadal stated.

“It is true that for the final 5 months I did not spend sufficient days on the Tour. I do not even say competing on a tennis courtroom. I say on the Tour. Practising with the fellows. That is what I want …

“For me (it is) tough to think about now arriving within the World Tour Finals in sufficient fine condition to win a event that I did not win throughout all my tennis profession.”

In the meantime, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andrey Rublev accomplished the singles subject for the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals which is because of be performed subsequent week.

The pair will be part of Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Tsitsipas, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev within the season finale.

If the champion at this 12 months’s event lifts the trophy with out dropping a single match, he’ll earn greater than $4.7m (£4.1m) – which is ready to be the biggest prize cash for a person participant within the historical past of tennis.

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