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Norrie ends Shelton’s run at Cincinnati Masters

Cameron Norrie cruises past American wild card Ben Shelton in straight sets on Thursday in Cincinnati. Norrie will face Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals.

Cameron Norrie, Cincinnati 2022 Cameron Norrie, Cincinnati 2022 – © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

No 9 seed Cameron Norrie beat American wild card Ben Shelton 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the last eight of the Cincinnati Masters at the Linder Tennis Family Center on Friday night.

Norrie, ranked No 11, will play the winner of the match between Croat Marin Čilić, the No 14 seed, and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the No 3 seed, next.

It was still a breakout tournament for Shelton, ranked No 229, who upset Lorenzo Sonego 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-5 and then stunned No 5 seed Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3. The University of Florida star will climb into the top 200 on Monday.

Cincinnati Masters 1000, other round of 16 results:

  • Marin Čilić vs. Carlos Alcaraz: friday
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (7) beat Jannik Sinner (10): 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1
  • John Isner beat Sebastian Korda (WC): 7-6 (3), 1-6, 7-6 (4)
  • Borna Coric beat Roberto Bautista Agut (15): 6-2, 6-3
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) beat Diego Schwartzman (13): 6-3, 6-3
  • Daniil Medvedev (1) beat Denis Shapovalov: 7-5, 7-5
  • Taylor Fritz (11) beat Andrey Rublev (6): 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-5
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