X

Monday 19
August

Tennis

Norrie progresses to Atlanta semi-finals

27th July 2019, 11:06 by Neil Foster

Cameron Norrie beat Alexei Popyrin in straight sets to reach the Atlanta Open last four and is eyeing a second ATP final.

Norrie, 23, who lost to US star Tennys Sandgren in January's Auckland Open final, advanced to the semi-finals with a 7-5 6-4 victory over the 19-year-old Australian.

The South African-born ace will next face American second seed Taylor Fritz and is eager to go all the way after passing a tough test on Friday.

"I'm pumped to get through that," he said. "It wasn't easy because he's young, up-and-coming and talented.

"It's another semi-final now, so I'm just going to look to keep my level and keep pushing for more."

The news was not so good for British number three Dan Evans, who crashed out 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 to giant American Reilly Opelka.

Opelka, 21 and 6'11", served 23 aces and will now face Australian Alex de Minaur after he progressed when compatriot Bernard Tomic was forced to retire due to injury.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

More Tennis

Tennis

Keys takes positives from Biggest career win

19th August 2019, 10:59

Madison Keys described the biggest title of her career at the Western & Southern Open as just a "building rock" for the US Open.

Tennis

Gasquet still enjoying his tennis

18th August 2019, 17:49

French tennis star Richard Gasquet says he plans to carry on playing for another two or three years at least.

Tennis

Medvedev sends Djokovic packing

18th August 2019, 10:46

Daniil Medvedev came from a set down to defeat Novak Djokovic and book his place in the Western & Southern Open final.

Tennis

Murray to make call after North Carolina outing

17th August 2019, 12:55

Andy Murray wants to use the Winston-Salem Open to regain some form on the singles court before committing to any further tournaments.

Tennis

US Open champion facing fitness race

17th August 2019, 12:23

Naomi Osaka faces a race against time to be fit for the US Open after suffering a knee injury at the Cincinnati Masters.

Tennis

No excuses from Federer after Rublev shock

16th August 2019, 13:15

Roger Federer praised Andrey Rublev after the Russian qualifier knocked the seven-time champion out of the Cincinnati Masters.

Recent Sport Headlines

Burnley

Clarets’ new-boy set for action

19th August 2019, 11:02

Burnley’s new signing Danny Drinkwater looks set to get his first outing for the Clarets when the Under 23s take on Coventry on Monday afternoon.

Tennis

Keys takes positives from Biggest career win

19th August 2019, 10:59

Madison Keys described the biggest title of her career at the Western & Southern Open as just a "building rock" for the US Open.

Manchester United

Wolves v Manchester United Team News

19th August 2019, 10:28

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to make wholesale changes for Monday's home meeting with Manchester United.

Chelsea

Just how much time will Frank Lampard be given?

19th August 2019, 10:01

Frank Lampard had only just sat down in the managerial hot seat at Chelsea when the question was asked just how much time would he be afforded in his new job.

Everton

Silva unconcerned by Digne injury scare

19th August 2019, 10:01

Everton boss Marco Silva remains optimistic over Lucas Digne's chances of overcoming muscle fatigue in time to face Aston Villa on Friday.

Horse Racing Previews

Take A Strong View On Mare At Bangor

19th August 2019, 09:49

McCain Hurdler Ready To Get Hat-Trick With Conditions Ideal

Ajax

Dolberg poised for Ajax exit

19th August 2019, 09:29

Striker Kasper Dolberg looks set to depart Ajax in this transfer window with French side Nice reportedly frontrunners for his signature.

Horse Racing

Thundering Blue 'full of beans' for York - Menuisier

19th August 2019, 08:36

David Menuisier claims Thundering Blue is in good shape for his return to the Juddmonte International after last year's third place.