British primary Cameron Norrie powered his manner into the quarter-finals on the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells with a commanding straight-sets victory over Andrey Rublev.
The 27-year-old wanted simply 75 minutes to see off the Russian sixth seed 6-2 6-4 and declare an eighth successive win with one in all his finest performances of the season thus far.
Norrie, who received the event in 2021 and beat world quantity two Carlos Alcaraz to safe Rio Open glory final month, will face both American Frances Tiafoe or Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo within the final eight.
In a match which began with three successive service breaks, it was the Briton who took the initiative to race right into a 3-1 lead, breaking for a 3rd time to provide himself the possibility to shut out the primary set.
Indeed, the world quantity 12 transformed all 5 of his break factors as he accomplished a victory which squared his ATP Head2Head sequence towards 25-year-old Rublev at 2-2.
Speaking after the match, Norrie stated: “Off the ground I was rock solid.
“It was a little cooler today so I felt like I had more time on the ball. I played well in the big moments.
“Andrey is not an easy guy to beat, so I was really pleased to come through in straight sets.”