British fig 2 Cameron Norrie bushed American Tommy Paul successful 3 sets to scope the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.
World fig 26 Norrie won 6-4 4-6 6-2 to assertion his 44th triumph connected the ATP Tour this year.
The 26-year-old left-hander has ne'er antecedently reached this signifier of a Masters 1000 tournament.
Norrie volition look Diego Schwartzman successful the past 8 aft the Argentine bushed Norway's Casper Rudd successful consecutive sets.
If Norrie were to beforehand past Schwartzman - who helium bushed successful the archetypal circular of the 2020 US Open - it volition spot him regenerate Dan Evans arsenic the British fig 1 and whitethorn besides supply capable ranking points to interruption into the world's apical 20 for the archetypal clip successful his career.
It would besides instrumentality him person to the coveted half-century people of wins connected the ATP Tour successful a azygous season. Andy Murray and Tim Henman are the lone Britons to person achieved that feat connected the elite men's circuit this millennium.
Also connected Wednesday, US Open champion Daniil Medvedev was knocked retired by Grigor Dimitrov, losing 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Medvedev was the apical effect astatine Indian Wells aft winning his archetypal Grand Slam rubric past month. He won the archetypal acceptable and was up 4-1 successful the 2nd erstwhile helium collapsed, dropping 8 consecutive games.
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