Cameron Norrie swoops past Andrey Rublev to advance to Indian Wells Quarterfinals
British number one Cameron Norrie has fought his way into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a comfortable win in two sets over Andrey Rublev.
It took the 27-year-old just 75 minutes to defeat the sixth-placed Russian 6-2, 6-4 in one of his best performances of the season to claim an eighth straight win.
Norrie, who won the 2021 tournament and defeated world number two Carlos Alcaraz last month to secure Rio Open glory, meets either American Frances Tiafoe or Chilean Alejandro Tabilo in the last eight.
In a match that started with three straight breaks of serve, the Brit seized the initiative to take a 3-1 lead, breaking a third time to give himself a chance to finish the opener.
In fact, the world No. 12 converted all five of his break points as he completed a win that leveled his ATP Head2Head streak 2-2 against 25-year-old Rublev.
After the game, Norrie said: “Off the ground I was rock solid.
“It was a bit cooler today so I felt like I had more time on the ball. I played well in the big moments.
“Andrey isn’t easy to beat, so I was delighted to come through in straight sets.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/cameron-norrie-andrey-rublev-atp-tour-british-frances-tiafoe-b2300993.html Cameron Norrie swoops past Andrey Rublev to advance to Indian Wells Quarterfinals