By Ros Satar

  • Cameron Norrie def. Diego Schwartzman 7-6(5) 4-6 6-3
  • Norrie v Mackenzie McDonald | H2H: Norrie leads 2-0
ACAPULCO, MEXICO – Cameron Norrie added another first-time scalp to his racquet handle after getting his first win over No. 4 seed Diego Schwartzman, making a spot in the Acapulco semi-finals his next target.

 

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Cameron Norrie def. Diego Schwartzman 7-6(5) 4-6 6-3

British No. 2 Cameron Norrie produced a fighting performance as he overcame an immediate break at the start of the first set against the No. 4 seed Diego Schwartzman. The Argentinian got off to a quick start, and looked to be the aggressor, forcing Norrie to save three break-points mid-match before the Brit’s persistence was rewarded with a break of his own.

It was a ding-dong battle in the tie-break with mini-breaks coming thick and fast, but Norrie got himself in front, taking his first set point. He started the second set fast, breaking Schwartzman at the start, but the Argentinian worked his way back into the match, with the pair trading breaks before Schwartzman put in a bit of a sprint with two breaks in a row to take things into a decider.

Immediate breaks at the start of the set were a bit of a habit, with Norrie grabbing the advantage at the start of the third set again, and much like the second set, a trade of breaks mid-set gave Norrie the advantage again. Schwartzman failed to take advantage of two more chances, with Norrie holding on to his lead, before breaking to advance to the quarter-finals.

 

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Norrie v Mackenzie McDonald | H2H: Norrie leads 2-0

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Confidence should stand Norrie in good stead here, as he comes into this quarter-final with a very comfortable looking head to head over USA’s Mackenzie McDonald. However, those wins were a couple of years ago in the Challengers and a lot of things have changed for both of these guys.

Both are products of the college system, and Norrie has sung its praises for helping to mould him into the player he is today. McDonald has also been patient in turning a great college career onto a solid pro career. Both have worked their way through the ATP Challenger tour and are now enjoying steady success on the main tour.

The American moves well, has a quick-fire forehand and tends to be very level across the board, much like Norrie, who has a great temperament, and can do most things well.

Perhaps the edge in terms of deep runs at both Challenger and main tour events puts McDonald a slight favourite on paper, but there are not many ranking positions to separate this pair and it will be a tight match whoever wins.

Prediction: Norrie in three sets.

Norrie and McDonald are scheduled on Cancha Central not before 5pm (11pm GMT) .

 

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