English number one Cameron Norrie He advanced to the quarterfinals with a consecutive victory at the BNP Paribas Open held in Indian Wells. Andrey Rublev.

The 27-year-old needed just 75 minutes to beat Russia’s sixth-seeded 6-2, 6-4 and claim his eighth consecutive win of the season in one of his best performances to date.

Norrie, who won the tournament in 2021 and beat world number two Carlos Alcaraz to secure his Rio Open victory last month, will face either one American Frances Tiafoe or Alejandro Tabilo from Chile in the last eight.

In a match that started with three service timeouts in a row, the English player took the initiative to take a 3-1 lead, giving him the chance to close the first set with a third time-out.

Indeed, the world number 12 has transformed all five breaking points by completing the ATP Head2Head series with a 2-2 victory over 25-year-old Rublev.

Speaking after the game, Norrie said: “I was very solid off the ground.

“It was a little colder today, so I felt like I had more time on the ball. I played well in the important moments.

“Andrey is not an easy guy to beat, so I was really pleased to come in straight sets.”