John Millman has been knocked out of the Munich Open, losing his resumed quarter-final tie against young Norwegian star Casper Ruud 6-3 6-4.
The Australian No.2 faced a tall order when Friday's match, which had to be held over after prolonged rain at the German claycourt tournament, resumed on Saturday morning with Ruud holding a one-set lead.
Queenslander Millman, in his first ATP quarter-final of the year, started strongly, earning a break point in the opening game of the day but once it had been repelled, the 22-year-old Ruud proved too strong.
He earned the day's one crucial break in the eighth game and served out for victory in an hour and 31 minutes.
Millman's defeat came after top seed Alexander Zverev has been knocked out of the quarter-finals by Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka in a major upset on Friday.
Trying to add to his Munich titles in 2017 and 2018, Zverev served for the match against Ivashka at 5-4 in the second set before eventually going down 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-3.
Ivashka, ranked 107th, made the decisive break at 4-3 in the third for his first win over a top-10 player.