- Cameron Norrie was beaten 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 by 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta
- The British qualifier was broken six times as he was beaten in 103 minutes
- The pair exchanged breaks in the third set before Carreno Busta secured victory
- Norrie made nine double faults and struggled to convert break point chances
British No 5 Cameron Norrie is out of the 2017 US Open after a straight-sets defeat by 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday night.
The 22-year-old, who is currently ranked No 225 in the world, was beaten 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round in Flushing Meadows.
Norrie and Carreno Busta exchanged breaks in the third set before the Briton was broken for the fifth time in the match in the crucial seventh game of the third set as Carreno Busta eased to victory.
Britain’s Cameron Norrie was beaten in straight sets by Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday
The Spanish No 12 seed broke Norrie six times on the way to a 6-2 6-4 6-3 win in New York
Qualifier Norrie secured his first main draw victory at a grand slam in the first round when Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov retired after losing the first two sets.
British No 2 Kyle Edmund was playing later on Wednesday night in New York.
Norrie is some way behind Edmund at 225 in the rankings but has made rapid strides and will climb inside the top 200 thanks to his four wins at the US Open.
Norrie was born in South Africa to a Scottish father and Welsh mother and was brought up in New Zealand before moving to Britain.
Norrie, ranked No 225 in the world, made nine double faults as he exited at Flushing Meadows
Norrie was no match for the 12th seed, who secured victory in only 103 minutes in New York
The 22-year-old struggled to make inroads on Carreno Busta’s serve during Wednesday’s clash