Cameron Norrie edged out fellow Brit Andy Murray 3-6 6-3 6-4 on the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The Davis Cup team-mates had solely confronted one another as soon as earlier than on Tour again in 2019 and went toe-to-toe for almost all of the match, earlier than Murray suffered with cramp in his quad late within the third set.
After being damaged at 4-4 within the closing set, Murray acquired remedy from the physio on the changeover. He put Norrie underneath vital stress within the subsequent sport, however the British No 1 held agency to carry on and clinch victory.
Following the match, Murray continued to undergo vital ache in his quad and wanted additional remedy to only try to stroll off the courtroom. Norrie will tackle both the American wildcard Ben Shelton or fifth seed Casper Ruud within the subsequent spherical.
Norrie will return to the courtroom in a while Wednesday for a doubles match alongside his Australian associate Alex de Minaur. The duo tackle Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.
“I feel there actually wasn’t a lot in it,” Norrie stated after to Amazon Prime.
“It simply got here right down to just a little little bit of physicality and it did not actually assist him [Murray] that his match with Stan [Wawrinka] went actually, actually lengthy. He was struggling just a little bit in direction of the top and I simply tried to place a whole lot of balls within the courtroom ultimately.
“For me, I am nonetheless battling with the circumstances just a little bit, attempting to get used to them. I am looking for rhythm on my serve, I’ve received a doubles match later to try to work on that. I actually simply received by way of with my perspective, I simply tried to remain as optimistic as I may.”
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