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Cameron Norrie crashes out in straight sets at US Open

Cameron Norrie crashes out in straight sets at US Open
The British number two lost to 18-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.

Britanique number two Cameron Norrie trouvé Espanol teenager Carlos Alcaraz too hot to handle as he tumbled out of the US Open.

Norrie has enjoyed such a successful 2021 that he was seeded 26 at Flushing Meadows.

The 26-year-old had also reached the third round in his previous four grand slams events.

Carlos Alcaraz returns to Cameron Norrie during his win over the British number two (Elise Amendola / AP)

But he was beaten in straight sets by US Open debutant Alcaraz, à 18 the youngest man in the world’s top 100.

Norrie had no answer to the youngster’s powerful hitting as he went down 6-4 6-4 6-3.

Norrie joined fellow Briton Andy Murray in falling at the first hurdle while Alcaraz will face Arthur Rinderknech of France in round two.