British No 2 Cameron Norrie maintains excellent form as he reaches quarter-finals in Indian Wells with victory over American Tommy Paul – and he matches world No 1 Novak Djokovic’s yearly tally of 44 wins
- Cameron Norrie reached the last eight in Indian Wells with a hard-fought victory
- The British No 2 beat American Tommy Paul in three sets, 6-4 4-6 6-2, in the heat
- The 26 year-old left-hander will now face number 11 seed Diego Schwartzman
- Norrie has claimed exactly as many victories this season as Novak Djokovic
Cam Norrie’s passable impression of a threshing machine continued on Wednesday night as he fought his way into another last eight.
The British number two dragged himself into the quarter finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a dour 6-4 4-6 6-2 victory over American Tommy Paul that took two hours and a quarter hours in the desert heat.
A run of six consecutive breaks of serve ended with him holding serve for 3-2 in the decider, and finally being able to defend his lead from there.
Cameron Norrie fought his way into another last eight of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells
The British number two defeated American Tommy Paul 6-4 4-6 6-2 in the California heat
Norrie has now won 44 matches on tour in 2021, following up his recent appearance in the San Diego Open final with three more wins in the past six days.
While it is a simplistic comparison, he has claimed exactly as many victories this season as Novak Djokovic, who has skipped this tournament. Only five players have won more often since January.
The 26 year-old left-hander will now face number one seed Diego Schwartzman, conqueror of Dan Evans in the third round. The diminutive Argentinian defeated…
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