Cincinnati Masters: Wimbledon semifinalist Cameron Norrie upsets Carlos Alcaraz in quarter-finals

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Cameron Norrie edged previous Carlos Alcaraz 7-6(4), 6(4)-7, 6-4 in a match that lasted three hours and three minutes. Britain’s Norrie will subsequent play Croatian Borna Coric within the semi-final.

Cameron Norrie advances to his second ATP Masters 1000 semis.

Cameron Norrie advances to his second ATP Masters 1000 semis. (AP Photograph)

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  • Cameron Norrie defeated Carlos Alcaraz 7-6(4), 6(4)-7, 6-4 in quarters
  • Cameron Norrie will subsequent play Borna Coric within the semi-final on Sunday
  • Cameron Norrie superior to his second ATP Masters 1000 semi-final

The 2022 Wimbledon semifinalist, Cameron Norrie, has precipitated an upset to achieve the last-four stage of the Cincinnati Masters after defeating Spain’s rising star Carlos Alcaraz on Saturday, August 20.

Norrie edged previous fourth-ranked Alcaraz 7-6(4), 6(4)-7, 6-4 in a match that lasted three hours and three minutes. The Briton Norrie will subsequent play Croatian Borna Coric within the semi-final on Sunday.

Norrie was trailing 1-4 within the second set earlier than combating his means again from 1-3 down within the decider with a decided efficiency in opposition to Alcaraz.

“That was unbelievable,” Norrie mentioned after the three-hour thriller. “Credit score to Carlos. I used to be up a set and a break, 4-1, and I type of misplaced just a little little bit of imaginative and prescient. I used to be considering just a little bit an excessive amount of in regards to the end line relatively than focussing on how I used to be profitable factors and I truthfully bought just a little bit tight and he raised his stage, did not give me something.”

Norrie mentioned that he relied on his energy to show the third set round as he superior to his second ATP Masters 1000 semi-final. “I simply needed to hold powerful with him and I feel the one place I had him higher was the legs and the physicality. So I used to be simply attempting to make each rally as bodily as I may and make it powerful for him to complete factors.”

Speaking in regards to the 25 winners and 30 unforced errors he hit whereas attempting to maintain Alcaraz at bay, Norrie mentioned: “When he is dictating with the forehand it is actually powerful and also you’re working lots. I simply needed to attempt to put the ball in awkward positions within the courtroom. I managed to serve nicely, I improved lots on my earlier matches.”

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