Cameron Norrie breezes into Barcelona Open quarter-finals with straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut | Tennis News

British men’s number one Cameron Norrie booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with an impressive straight-sets win over home favourite Roberto Bautista Agut.

Norrie secured a 6-4 6-3 victory, the 200th of his career on tour, in one hour and 24 minutes and will now face either Tomas Etcheverry in the last eight.

Norrie gained an early break in each set but was twice immediately broken back to love, but the left-hander’s greater variety of shots and willingness to come to the net – where he won 11 of 13 points – ultimately proved critical.

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Cameron Norrie finished off a long rally against Roberto Bautista Agut with a fantastic forehand winner.

“On the score, it was easy but there was a lot of tough points in there,” Norrie told Sky Sports after his third-round win.

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Cameron Norrie was very pleased to hear he’d reached his 200th ATP win after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut to go through to the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open.

“I was really pleased with how I handled myself when serving for the first set and I had a couple of tough games at the end of the second.

“I was very, very solid and I converted the points when I was aggressive. I felt like I was moving well and I was pleased with my footwork.”

With the French Open taking place from May 26, Norrie is eyeing a run to the final in Barcelona and lifting the trophy as he steps up his preparations for the second Grand Slam of the year.

He added: “It’s a big tournament [Barcelona], with a lot of really good past champions, so I really want to win this tournament.”

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