US Open: Cameron Norrie progresses in qualifying while Brydan Klein makes early exit
By Sky Sports Tennis
Last Updated: 23/08/17 5:26pm
Great Britain's Cameron Norrie is a step closer to reaching the US Open main draw but Brydan Klein's hopes are over.
Norrie, the world No 226, is eyeing a debut appearance at Flushing Meadows and the 21-year-old won his first qualifying round against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-2 6-2.
Bublik, who was beaten by Andy Murray in the opening round at Wimbledon, is ranked world No 103 and was seeded seventh in the qualifying draw, but struggled against a dominant Norrie.
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Norrie, the British No 5, saved both break points he faced on serve and will next meet American world No 367 Sekou Bangoura in the second round.
However, his compatriot Klein will not be joining him, after the world No 228 suffered a three-set defeat to Vincent Millot. Klein took the opening set against the experienced Frenchman but Millot responded strongly to win 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-9).
Naomi Broady, Laura Robson and Katie Boulter all begin their qualifying campaigns on Wednesday night.
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