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Cameron Norrie beats World No. 10 John Isner in Lyon on Thursday for a place in his first ATP World Tour semi-final.

Norrie Upsets Isner In Lyon

Top seed Thiem, Garcia-Lopez to resume on Friday

Cameron Norrie showed few signs of nerves on Thursday at the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon when he recorded the first Top 10 win of his career.

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.

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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.

Norrie, 22, will next play France's Gilles Simon in his first ATP World Tour semi-final. Simon required two hours and 37 minutes to beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5).

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.

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