Miami Open news: Cameron Norrie's chances of reaching the top 10 look slim after Casper Ruud defeat

The current world No.12 could've confirmed a spot in the top 10 with victory in the round of 16, but lost on straight sets to Norway's Casper Ruud.

After impressive runs in the Mexican Open and Indian Wells, Cameron Norrie looked to be inching towards breaking into the top 10 rankings.

A deep run in the Miami Open would've solidified his chances of soaring up the ranking ladder, but the 26-year-old crashed out in the round of 16 following a 6-3 6-4 loss to world No.8 Casper Ruud.

Norrie appeared to struggle with injury throughout, with his left leg featuring heavy strapping as he took to the court.

He looked far from his best in the opening set, failing to forge even one break point against the 23-year-old Norwgian.

Ruud wasted no time in capitalising on Norrie's early hesitation, and broke the British no.1 with ease to claim a dominant first set.

Norrie continued to look fatigued in the second set, although he finally managed to fashion and convert a break point in the eighth game of the set.

However, it was far too late to impact the match, with it simply stalling Ruud's impressive win.

Norrie could still theoretically find himself in the top 10 during next week's update.

For that to happen though, the Briton will have to hope results from Jannik Sinner, Taylor Fritz and Hubert Hurkacz go in his favour.

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