Dan Evans sets up third-round clash with top seed Carlos Alcaraz at the Shanghai Masters, while Cam Norrie’s poor form continues with a 10th loss in 13 matches
- Dan Evans is into the third round in Shanghai after a retirement in his last match
- He will face top seed Carlos Alcaraz after losing their three previous matches
- Cam Norrie was beaten by JJ Wolf of America in his second round clash
Dan Evans set up a third-round clash with Carlos Alcaraz at the Shanghai Masters but Cameron Norrie’s struggles continued.
The British number one had hoped for a turnaround in form during the Asian swing but, having received a first-round bye, he was beaten 6-3 5-7 7-6 (4) by American JJ Wolf.
Norrie had been a break up in the deciding set when rain halted the match on Saturday but he was unable to serve it out when it resumed before losing out in a tie-break.
It was Norrie’s third loss in a row and his 10th from 13 matches dating back to a second-round exit at Wimbledon.
There was better news for 30th seed Evans, who was leading Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2 3-0 when the veteran Kazakh retired through injury.
He will now get another shot at top seed Alcaraz. The young Spaniard has won all their previous three meetings but Evans took a set off him in the third round of the US Open last month.
Dan Evans is through to the third round of the Shanghai Masters after Mikhail Kukushkin retired through injury in their second round clash
He is now set to face top seen Carlos Alcaraz, who has won all three of the previous meetings between the pair
Cam Norrie lost for the 10th time in 13 matches when he faced JJ Wolf in his second round match
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