Britain’s Jack Draper missed out on a primary ATP Tour title when he misplaced in three units to French second seed Adrian Mannarino within the Sofia Open closing.
It delivered to an finish a nine-match profitable streak for the 21-year-old Briton, who was overwhelmed 7-6 (8-6) 2-6 6-3 within the Bulgarian capital.
Draper had been searching for so as to add to the title he gained final week at a second-tier Challenger occasion in Bergamo, Italy.
However the skilled Mannarino, 35, held agency to win his fifth tour title.
Draper is the youngest British man to achieve a tour closing since Andy Murray, on the similar age, in Miami in 2009.
Murray gained that closing however Draper couldn’t emulate him regardless of a stirring comeback within the second set.
World quantity 25 Mannarino, having fun with essentially the most profitable season of his profession, regained management within the third set so as to add to the titles he gained in Astana and Newport this 12 months.
Draper has himself had a promising season, which has included reaching the final 16 of the US Open in September.
He had been constructing momentum in current weeks after a shoulder harm interrupted his 12 months and can get one other probability to reveal his thrilling potential on the Davis Cup Finals later this month, when he has been named within the Nice Britain squad for the quarter-final in opposition to Serbia.
That tie in Spain on 23 November is being proven reside on BBC Sport.