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."Published 12 Jan 2019, 08:51 IST