British duo Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans both suffered eliminations from the men’s singles tournament at the Monte Carlo Masters in the second round on Wednesday.
British number one Cameron Norrie was beaten by Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Monte Carlo Masters second round.
Norrie forced a deciding set before Spain’s Ramos-Vinolas, who was hampered by an abdominal injury, came through 6-4 2-6 6-4.
World number 37 Ramos-Vinolas has won all four of his matches on clay against the 10th-ranked Norrie.
After suffering defeat to Belgium’s David Goffin in the quarter-finals in 2021, Evans fell to the same man this time around-this time in two sets 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.
A double fault from Evans to be broken for 4-1 in the second set summed up the Brit’s day, as Goffin prepares to meet Novak Djokovic’s conqueror Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Evans is still alive in the doubles, though, and he will meet Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos with partner Diego Schwartzman in Thursday’s last-16 battle.
He saved seven of 10 break points, but was unable to make inroads on Goffin’s serve.