British quantity two Cameron Norrie beat American Tommy Paul in three units to attain the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.
World quantity 26 Norrie gained 6-4 4-6 6-2 to declare his forty fourth win on the ATP Tour this 12 months.
The 26-year-old left-hander has by no means beforehand reached this stage of a Masters 1000 match.
Norrie will face Diego Schwartzman within the last eight after the Argentine beat Norway’s Casper Rudd in straight units.
If Norrie have been to advance previous Schwartzman – who he beat within the first spherical of the 2020 US Open – it’s going to see him change Dan Evans because the British primary and may present sufficient rating factors to break into the world’s prime 20 for the primary time in his profession.
It will additionally take him nearer to the coveted half-century mark of wins on the ATP Tour in a single season. Andy Murray and Tim Henman are the one Britons to have achieved that feat on the elite males’s circuit this millennium.
Additionally on Wednesday, US Open champion Daniil Medvedev was knocked out by Grigor Dimitrov, shedding 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Medvedev was the highest seed at Indian Wells after profitable his first Grand Slam title last month. He gained the primary set and was up 4-1 within the second when he collapsed, dropping eight straight video games.