Norrie’s victory got him into the Quarterfinals
Cameron Norrie had a successful match at the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021. In the first round at the Grandstand Caliente.mx, the Briton got his ticket to the quarterfinals of the ATP 250, held in Cabo Sports Complex (CSC), after defeating the Swedish Elias Ymer 7-6 (4), 6-3.
The initial set was very intense; from the physical aspect it looked exhausting, the warm climate and strong sun affected the match since there were long rallies from the end of the court in which the player never went easy with his serve.
When the set got to 5-5, and making use of several effective drop shots, Ymer had three break opportunities that he failed to take advantage of, which led to a tiebreak, where the British showed greater control to get 7-6 (4) in just over an hour.
Ymer wasn’t going to give up so easily, he even broke Norrie’s (number 30 in the world) serve in order to confirm his serve and get 2-1 in the second half. However, Norrie regained control and got his victory by breaking his opponent’s serve in the sixth and eighth games to close the match at 6-3.
After this victory, the first seed will play in the Quarterfinals against the American Ernesto Escobedo, who is becoming a dangerous rival and with a long time on the court after arriving from the Qualy.
“It was my first game; it was difficult because the conditions were complicated but it’s nothing I haven’t dealt with before. I want to keep increasing my game rhythm in the tournament, feel comfortable and hope to win here, but I will take it one game at a time,” said Norrie.