Sandgren wins maiden ATP title in Auckland

Tennys Sandgren secured the Auckland Open crown for his first ATP World Tour title.

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Tennys Sandgren claimed his maiden ATP World Tour title with a straight-sets win over Cameron Norrie in the Auckland Open final on Saturday.

Sandgren, a surprise quarter-finalist at the Australian Open last year, was too good for Norrie in a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

The American, in his second ATP World Tour final, managed to break serve four times to win in one hour and 19 minutes.

Norrie, the South Africa-born Brit, enjoyed a fine run in New Zealand on his way to a first ATP decider.

Speaking to Sky Sport after his win, Sandgren said: "A little bit lost for words. A lot of work, a lot of training, a lot of sacrifice goes into even making a final.

"To get a win, I'm kind of speechless."