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Acapulco | Norrie reaches the semis

Acapulco | Norrie reaches the semis

Cameron Norrie has reached the semi-finals of the Mexican Open where he will take on the world number three, Alexander Zverev for a tilt at the Mexican Open title in Acapulco.

It is amazing, it’s going to be my first semi-finals of an ATP 500, I’m excited Cameron Norrie

Norrie, the world number 64, beat American Mackenzie McDonald 6-3 6-2.

The 23-year-old broke in the third game of the match following a marathon opening game which set the tone. He also broke him in the ninth game to secure the opening set.

The second set followed much the same pattern, with Norrie saving two break points to come out on top and seal what looked like a comfortable win, 6-3 6-2.

“I was nervous. It was a big opportunity for both of us, but I played really solid today,” Norrie said after his victory, adding: “It is amazing, it’s going to be my first semi-finals of an ATP 500, I’m excited.”

But he has a big task ahead of him when he takes on the second seed from Germany, who ended the teenager Alex de Minaur’s run 6-4 6-4

“I’ve got nothing to lose tomorrow and all the pressure is on [Zverev]” Norrie said

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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