Cameron Norrie beats Jenson Brooksby to reach Auckland final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Cameron Norrie will play in the final of the ASB Classic for the second time in four years after beating American Jenson Brooksby 6-3, 6-4 in a semifinal. Norrie also was a finalist in 2019 when he lost the championship match to American Tennys Sandgren. He hasn’t been able to return to New Zealand since because of pandemic travel restrictions and he has shown a determination to go one better than last time and win his “home” tournament. Norrie’s final opponent on Saturday will be French veteran Richard Gasquet, who advanced to the final when compatriot Constant Lestienne withdrew from their semifinal with a pectoral muscle injury.

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