Cameron Norrie beaten in first round at Indian Wells


British number three Cameron Norrie lost his first round clash against Japan’s Taro Daniel at the BNP Paribas Open.

The 22-year-old battled through qualifying to make it to the main draw at Indian Wells, but found himself losing the first set 6-3 after 34 minutes.

Norrie rallied in the second dominating on serve to take the set 6-1 and force a decider, but went down 6-1 with Daniel facing Novak Djokovic in the next round.

Kyle Edmund, who received a bye into the second round, will play lucky loser Dudi Sela from Israel after he beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4.

There was also wins for Gael Monfils who beat Australian Matthew Ebden 6-3 6-3 and wild card Ernesto Escobedo who beat fellow American Frances Tiafoe – who beat Juan Martin del Petro and Hyeon Chung on his way to last month’s Delray Beach Open title – 7-5 6-3.


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