Cameron Norrie reaches Indian Wells semi-finals to become British No 1 with win over Diego Schwartzman

Cameron Norrie defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-0 6-2 to progress to the final 4 of the BNP Paribas Open; the 26-year-old overtakes Dan Evans to grow to be the British No 1

Final Up to date: 14/10/21 10:15pm

Cameron Norrie secured a spot within the final 4 at Indian Wells on Thursday

Cameron Norrie booked his place within the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a powerful straight-sets victory over Diego Schwartzman to safe the British No 1 rating.

Norrie was runner-up on the San Diego Open earlier this month and reached the final eight of a Masters 1000 occasion for the primary time by battling previous Tommy Paul in three units.

The 26-year-old, although, wasted little time in taking the early initiative towards eleventh seed Schwartzman on Thursday.

Norrie raced right into a 4-0 lead towards the world No 15 earlier than one other break and maintain noticed him take the opening set to like in simply 31 minutes.

Schwartzman finally bought on the board within the opening recreation of the second set.

Norrie, although, gained an early break when Schwartzman despatched a return lengthy solely to then fail to carry himself at 2-2.

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman was unable to keep Norrie at bay

Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman was unable to maintain Norrie at bay

Schwartzman was then damaged once more within the fifth and seventh video games, swinging the momentum again in direction of his British rival, who closed in on victory.

Norrie served out his first match level to like when one other Schwartzman return went lengthy, finishing a complete 6-0 6-2 victory in a single hour and 13 minutes.

Because of his run to the semi-finals, Norrie is ready to interrupt into the world’s high 20 – and so substitute Dan Evans because the British No 1.

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