British quantity two Cameron Norrie missed out on the San Diego Open title as he was overwhelmed in straight units by Norwegian second seed Casper Ruud.
Ruud breezed previous Norrie 6-0 6-2 for his fifth title of the season – greater than another participant on the ATP Tour.
Ruud, who beat former world primary Andy Murray within the second spherical, misplaced only one set all through the match.
However there was British victory elsewhere in San Diego as Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury received the boys’s doubles title.
They beat Australia’s John Friends and Slovakia’s Filip Polasek 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 10-5.
“An ideal week for us,” mentioned Salisbury. “Going into it the aim was to win the match, however we did not know what to anticipate. We hadn’t performed collectively for 3 years.”
Ruud dominates to raised Djokovic on titles rely
World quantity 10 Ruud wrapped up the opening set in simply 27 minutes towards Norrie, who received solely three service factors within the first set.
Norrie, ranked twenty sixth, made a greater begin to the second set, slicing down his unforced errors earlier than Ruud broke to take a 4-2 lead, occurring to take his first hard-court title.
Victory places Ruud, 22, one forward of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev on the leaderboard for many titles this season.
Norrie, 26, has reached 5 finals this season however received just one title – his first on the ATP Tour – in Los Cabos in July.
“It is a enjoyable factor to say it, however clearly Daniil and Novak have greater titles, so I would not thoughts switching up with them if I had a chance to modify 5 250s to a few Slams and a 250 Novak has,” mentioned Ruud.
“It might be enjoyable to finish the yr with probably the most titles, I can’t lie about that.”