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Norrie battles past Monteiro, advances to quarter-finals at Rio
Cameron Norrie won against Thiago Monteiro 7-5, 7-5 on Wednesday night. He’ll play Hugo Dellien in the next round
Second seed Cameron Norrie moved into the last 8 of the Rio Open by beating Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 7-5, 7-5 at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night.
The British No 1, the current ATP win leader with 15 in 2023, earned a whopping 21 break points and converted five to reach the quarter-finals against the home favourite.
Monteiro scratched and clawed to say alive, saving a trio of match points while serving against Norrie at 5-3 in the second set. He then broke back in the next game to level at five-all.
But Norrie responded in kind, breaking for 6-5 and finally locking down his triumph by converting his sixth match point at the two hour and 30-minute mark to jump to 15-3 on the season.
The British No 1, ranked No 13, will face Hugo Dellien of Bolivia next.
Cameron Norrie won against Argentinian lucky loser Juan Manuel Cerundolo (7-5, 6-1) in the previous round of the Brazilian Open.
In the previous round of the Brazilian Open, Monteiro, ranked No 83, edged out Austrian Dominic Thiem (6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2)).
Rio de Janeiro ATP500, other second-round results (Jockey Club Brasileiro, clay, USD 2.013.940, most recent results first):
- Laslo Djere vs. Dusan Lajovic
- Carlos Alcaraz vs. Fabio Fognini
- Juan Pablo Varillas vs. Sebastian Baez
- Nicolas Jarry vs. Pedro Martinez
- Bernabe Zapata Miralles vs. Francisco Cerundolo
- Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Daniel Elahi Galan
- Hugo Dellien beat Alex Molcan (9): 1-6, 6-2, 6-2