ASB Classic: Ex-pat Kiwi Cameron Norrie books spot in ASB Classic final

New Zealand-raised Briton Cameron Norrie will play his first ATP final in front of his hometown fans, after battling past Jan-Lennard Stuff in the second semi-final at the ASB Classic.

Norrie prevailed 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 over the German in a hard-fought affair on centrecourt in Auckland.

He'll square off against Tennys Sandgren, who earlier coasted past Phillipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2 in the first semi-final of the day.

The American was in control throughout against his German opponent, and needed only an hour and 10 minutes to lock up his spot in Saturday's final.

Meanwhile, Kiwi Mike Venus and South African partner Raven Klaasen will be up against Queenstown-born Japanese player Ben McLachlan and German Jan-Lennard Struff.

Venus won the ASB Classic doubles title in 2016. Last year he reached the semi-final with Klaasen in their first tournament together, a year on the title is just one win away.

Venus and Klassen beat American brothers Mike and Bob Bryan  6-4 6-1 in only 53 minutes, while  McLachlan and Struff  beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-4 6-7 (6) 11-9.


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