British number two Cameron Norrie was beaten in his first ATP final, losing 6-4 6-2 to Tennys Sandgren at the Auckland International in New Zealand.
American Sandgren is ranked 30 places higher than Norrie and eased to victory in 79 minutes for his first ATP title.
Norrie will now move on to the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, where he will play American Taylor Fritz, whom he beat in the quarter-finals in Auckland.
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