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Cameron Norrie, Daniil Medvedev through to Indian Wells last 8

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Cameron Norrie
Cameron Norrie, Daniil Medvedev through to Indian Wells last 8. Photo/ Sky Sports.
  • Cameron Norrie earned a straight set win over Andrey Rublev on Tuesday to reach the quarter finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells
  • Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev secured a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win over German Alexander Zverev to reach the quarter finals

Cameron Norrie earned a straight set win over Andrey Rublev on Tuesday to reach the quarter finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The No 10 seed secured a 6-2 6-4 win over the same opponent who defeated him when they met in the last 16 of the 2022 US Open. His next opponent in the quarters will be either Alejandro Tabilo or Frances Tiafoe.

Cameron Norrie, the first British to win the Indian Wells, had previously secured a comeback win over Taro Daniels.

Norrie had issues with serve early on during his clash with Andrey Rublev but found his game later. The British number one was in ruthless mood as he converted each of his five break points. His consistent service game also caused troubles to his opponent on the court, earning him a relatively straightforward result.

Cameron Norrie broke Rublev in the first game. However, serve issues led to a double fault, giving Rublev a break point to level things 1-1.

Rublev was shouting in frustration and hitting himself with the racket every time he made an error. And Norrie took advantage of this, breaking straight back to make things 2-1. He would later break Rublev’s serve for a third time and secure a comfortable 6-2 win.

Cameron Norrie

Cameron Norrie. Photo/ Sky Sports.

Cameron Norrie showed his dominance once again in the second set, breaking Andrey Rublev in the third game to take a 2-1 lead. He would later make things 5-2 before the world number seven saved a match point in the next game to fight back.

Despite breaking Norrie, the Brit held his nerve to secure a 6-4 win in the second set. He needed just 75 minutes to see off the Russian sixth seed. This was Norrie’s eighth-straight victory, who recently won the Rio Open after beating Carlos Alcaraz in the final.

Daniil Medvedev Overpowers Alexander Zverev 

Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev secured a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win over German Alexander Zverev to reach the quarter finals. The Russian will face Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Medvedev had qualified for the last 16 after securing a 6-2 3-6 6-1 win over Ilya Uladzimiravich Ivashka on Sunday. Meanwhile, Zverev had defeated Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori 7-5 1-6 7-5 in an epic three-set match.

The first set was difficult for both Medvedev and Zverev and it was decided by an exacting 7-5 tie-break in Zverev’s favour. Medvedev then won two consecutive sets to book his slot in the last 8 of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Medvedev has extended his winning streak to 17 matches. According to The Guardian, he suffered an ankle injury in the second set and might need a scan before deciding if he can continue in the tournament.

Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev. Photo/ beIN SPORTS.

Meanwhile, Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina defeated Chile’s Cristian Garin 6-3 6-4. Fokina sent down five aces against his opponent and also dominated when he forced break points, winning four out of five that were offered to him.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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