British quantity two Cameron Norrie beat American Tommy Paul in three units to achieve the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.
World quantity 26 Norrie gained 6-4 4-6 6-2 to assert his forty fourth win on the ATP Tour this 12 months.
The 26-year-old left-hander has by no means beforehand reached this stage of a Masters 1000 event.
Norrie will face Diego Schwartzman within the final eight after the Argentine beat Norway’s Casper Rudd in straight units.
If Norrie have been to advance previous Schwartzman – who he beat within the first spherical of the 2020 US Open – it is going to see him change Dan Evans because the British primary and may present sufficient rating factors to interrupt into the world’s prime 20 for the primary time in his profession.
It could additionally take him nearer to the coveted half-century mark of wins on the ATP Tour in a single season. Andy Murray and Tim Henman are the one Britons to have achieved that feat on the elite males’s circuit this millennium.
Additionally on Wednesday, US Open champion Daniil Medvedev was knocked out by Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, dropping 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Russian Medvedev was the highest seed at Indian Wells after profitable his first Grand Slam title final month. He gained the primary set and was up 4-1 within the second when he collapsed, dropping eight straight video games.
Dimitrov will play Polish Wimbledon semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz within the final eight.
The remainder of the lads’s quarter-finals line up sees Alexander Zverev tackle American Taylor Fritz after the German beat Gael Monfils 6-1 6-3, whereas second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas will face unseeded Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Tsitsipas, who made the ultimate of the French Open in June, recovered from a set all the way down to beat Australian Alex de Minaur 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.
Within the girls’s event, Jelena Ostapenko reached her first WTA 1000 semi-final in three years with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory over Shelby Rogers.
The Latvian will tackle fellow Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka within the final 4 after the Belarusian overcame Jessica Pegula 6-4 6-2.