British quantity two Cameron Norrie beat American Tommy Paul in three units to succeed in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.
World quantity 26 Norrie received 6-4 4-6 6-2 to assert his forty fourth win on the ATP Tour this yr.
The 26-year-old left-hander has by no means beforehand reached this stage of a Masters 1000 match.
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 can see him change Dan Evans because the British primary and may present sufficient rating factors to interrupt into the world’s high 20 for the primary time in his profession.
It might 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.
Earlier on Wednesday, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz accomplished a commanding 6-1 6-3 victory over Russian Aslan Karatsev.