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British number two into Mexican Open semis

1st March 2019, 15:39 by Simon Barlow

Cameron Norrie will face Alexander Zverev in the Mexican Open semi-finals after a 6-3 6-2 win over Mackenzie McDonald.

Norrie, the world number 64, overcame the American in straight sets in his quarter-final and will next meet the German world number three Zverev on Saturday.

British number two Norrie, 23, said: "I was nervous. It was a big opportunity for both of us, but I played really solid today.

"I've got nothing to lose tomorrow and all the pressure is on [Zverev]."

Zverev, a 10-time ATP title winner, beat Australia's Alex de Minaur 6-4 6-4 in his quarter-final while Australia's Nick Kyrgios also reached the last four with a 7-5 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 win over Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

Kyrgios followed up his last-16 win against world number two Rafael Nadal with victory over three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka in a match lasting two and a half hours.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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