Norrie Upsets Isner In Lyon
Top seed Thiem, Garcia-Lopez to resume on Friday
The Briton, who will break into the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings on Monday, saved all four break points he faced to defeat World No. 10 John Isner, the second seed this week, 7-6(1), 6-4 in 85 minutes.
Isner, who lost his serve once in the first game of the second set, struck 10 aces. The 33-year-old American captured his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown at the Miami Open presented by Itau (d. A. Zverev) on 1 April.
Dominic Thiem's quarter-final against Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez was suspended because of darkness tied one-set all. Garcia-Lopez took the first set 7-6(4), but Thiem ran away with the second-set tie-break, 7-6(0). Thiem is playing in his fifth quarter-final of the season (Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco, Monte-Carlo and Barcelona).
The winner of Thiem vs. Garcia-Lopez will meet Serbian Dusan Lajovic, who hit seven aces and won 80 per cent of his second-serve points (12/15) during a 7-5, 6-1 victory against #NextGenATP American Taylor Fritz.
Did You Know?
Cameron Norrie, the British No. 3, had not played a clay-court match until February 2018.