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Miami Open: Cameron Norrie beats compatriot Jack Draper to succeed in third spherical

Cameron Norrie is on the verge of breaking into the highest 10 on the planet rankings

Cameron Norrie got here out on high in an all-British assembly towards Jack Draper to succeed in the Miami Open third spherical.

British primary Norrie was made to work onerous to beat world quantity 146 Draper 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Norrie will face both John Isner or Hugo Gaston subsequent as he bids to succeed in the fourth spherical for the primary time.

“I had just a little little bit of nerves – I used to be a giant favorite towards a younger Brit. I am excited to see how he will do sooner or later,” Norrie instructed Amazon Prime.

The 2 final met at Queens in July, the place Norrie additionally gained in straight units.

Nonetheless, Draper, who struggled with warmth exhaustion eventually yr’s Miami Open, has gained three titles on the Challenger tour this season and registered a first-round win over veteran Gilles Simon.

The 20-year-old fought again from a break down within the opening set earlier than Norrie upped his aggression on the internet to take it on a tie-break.

Norrie’s expertise confirmed within the second as he staved off three break factors in his opening service sport earlier than breaking Draper on the first likelihood.

Draper was given a warning for ball abuse after being damaged however continued to stress Norrie’s serve, forcing his opponent to avoid wasting one other 4 break factors within the subsequent sport.

Nonetheless, Norrie was capable of shut out victory to maneuver nearer to breaking into the highest 10.

He’s at present behind Italy’s Jannik Sinner, who’s the defending champion in Miami, and final week’s Indian Wells winner Taylor Fritz.

“It is not simple towards Jack. He is such a giant expertise and hits the ball huge on either side,” Norrie added.

“The courtroom shocked me just a little bit because it was very sluggish on the market. I managed to play the larger factors just a little bit higher than he did and that was the distinction in the long run.”

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