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Cameron Norrie beats Tommy Paul to reach quarter-finals

by Kolkata Today

Ninth seed Cameron Norrie kept the British flag flying at Wimbledon on Sunday by progressing to his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final with a commanding 6-4 7-5 6-4 victory over American Tommy Paul.

The only British men to reach the quarter-finals of the Gentlemen’s Singles since 2004.

Left-hander Norrie is the only local hope surviving at the grasscourt major and for a place in Friday’s semi-finals he will meet Belgian David Goffin.

Norrie’s victory made him only the fifth British man overall to reach the last-eight stage at the Championships and the first since two-time champion Andy Murray in 2017.

“To make the quarters for the first time, in front of my family and friends here from college is so special,” Norrie said on court amid loud cheers from the crowd.

“In a huge match, to play the way I did, was really good. To execute everything. I really enjoyed it. It is pretty crazy, I have a lot of feelings.”

Norrie said he had matured and learnt to be more patient, and asked the crowd to get behind him even more.

“I think from the first round everyone has been behind me and supported me and I definitely think it has helped in some of the tougher situations in matches,” Norrie said.

“When I was serving for the match there, I was going through a lot of different scenarios in my head. I was able to stay calm enough to close it out. It was great and you guys helped me through it.”

Norrie will now play Belgian David Goffin on Tuesday for a place in the semi-finals.


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