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Britain’s No.2 Cameron Norrie in the San Diego Open final

Britain’s No.2 Cameron Norrie booked his spot for the San Diego Open final after coming back from behind to defeat seed Andrey Rublev.

Norrie lost the first set 3-6 to Rublev, but he fought back to win the next two 6-3 6-4 to secure a place in the final.

Norrie, who beat No.4 seed Denis Shapovalov in the quarter-finals, put in an impressive performance to win his match against Rublev.

It was shattered in the fourth game of the first set and, after Rublev took a 4-1 lead, he closed the set.

Norrie, who won her first ATP Tour title in Los Cabos earlier this year, saved three break points in Game 3 of the second set, which marked a turning point.

He then shifted into high gear to defeat Rublev, who had previously not lost a set for the entire tournament.

Speaking in an on-field interview broadcast by Amazon Prime Video, Norrie said: “What an incredible game.

“All credit to Andrey because he came out shooting and played some big tennis at the start and then I got through the storm.

“It’s such a big win for me, I’m good friends with Andrey so it’s not easy to play against him. It’s definitely a game that I will remember for a long time.


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