British No 1 Cameron Norrie comes from a set down and survives a 27-ACE onslaught from big-hitting John Isner to book his spot in the Mexican Open quarter-finals in Acapulco
Cameron Norrie made it six successive wins as he overcame big-serving American John Isner to reach the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open.
British No 1 Norrie came through in a hard-fought 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 win in the sweltering Mexico heat to set up a last eight tie with Peter Gojowczyk, who was handed a walkover after Alexander Zverev was kicked out of the tournament for his outburst towards a chair umpire.
Isner is formidable on his own serve but Norrie stood tall and while he was beaten by 27 aces, the Brit never once faced a break point during the match.
Norrie’s return game is one of his finest attributes and two breaks of Isner’s huge serve was enough to take sets two and three overnight to wrap up victory in two hours and seven minutes.
More to follow.