Cameron Norrie through as Dan Evans loses at the Atlanta Open

Cameron Norrie has reached the Atlanta Open semi-finals
Norrie, who converted four of nine break points against Popyrin, also reached the Atlanta Open semi-finals last year

British number two Cameron Norrie reached the Atlanta Open semi-finals after compatriot Dan Evans missed out on a spot in the last four.

Norrie reached his third semi-final of 2019 with a 7-5 6-4 win over Australian Alexei Popyrin.

The 23-year-old will face American second seed Taylor Fritz as he bids to reach the second ATP final of his career.

Evans, 29, suffered a straight-set loss to big-serving American Reilly Opelka.

Opelka, 21, hit 23 aces on his way to a 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 victory.

After edging the first set, Opelka fought back from 15-40 to break world number 55 Evans's serve for a 6-5 lead in the second and served out the match to love.

Opelka, ranked 57th, meets Australian Alex de Minaur in the semi-finals.

De Minaur, 20, progressed after compatriot Bernard Tomic retired as he trailed 6-2 3-0 after just 39 minutes.

Tomic, 26, called for the trainer at the end of the first set - seemingly indicating he felt pain in his torso when serving - and eventually decided he could not continue any more.

Earlier this month, Tomic was fined his full Wimbledon prize money of £45,000 for not meeting the "required professional standard" during his 58-minute first-round defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Reilly Opelka beats Dan Evans at the Atlanta Open
The power of Opelka, who is 6ft 11in tall, was too much for Evans

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