‘I’m the last one left!’ Last Brit standing Norrie into quarter-finals, will face Goffin
Cameron Norrie beat Tommy Paul 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday afternoon and will face Belgian David Goffin in the next round
No 9 seed Cameron Norrie beat American Tommy Paul, the No 30 seed, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Sunday.
Norrie, ranked No 12, will play Belgian David Goffin next.
The British No 1 won just a few hours after the last British woman in the draw, Heather Watson, lost in straight sets to Jule Niemeier – and in his on-court interview afterwards, Norrie joked to the crowd: “I’m the last one left, why not get behind me now even more?”
Amidst laughter, he added: “From the first round everyone has been behind me, supporting me, and it’s definitely showed in some of the tougher situations in the matches, especially serving for the match there – I was going through a lot of different scenarios in my head, and I was able to stay calm enough to close it off.”
Ahead of his victory, Norrie won against Spaniard Pablo Andujar (6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-3), Spaniard Jaume Munar (6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2) and American Steve Johnson (6-4, 6-1, 6-0).
Paul, ranked No 32, defeated Spaniard Fernando Verdasco (6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (4)), Frenchman Adrian Mannarino (6-2, 6-4, 6-1) and Czech Jiri Vesely (6-3, 6-2, 6-2) earlier in the tournament.
London (Grand Slam), other last 16 results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 40.350.000, most recent results first):
- Botic van de Zandschulp vs. Rafael Nadal
- Jason Murray Kubler vs. Taylor Fritz
- Brandon Nakashima vs. Nick Kyrgios
- Cristian Garin vs. Alex De Minaur
- Novak Djokovic vs. Tim van Rijthoven
- Jannik Sinner vs. Carlos Alcaraz: sunday
- David Goffin beat Frances Tiafoe (23): 7-6 (3), 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5