NEW YORK: Britain’s number one Cameron Norrie rattled Holger Rune’s defenses to win 7-5 6-4 6-1 on Saturday and reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time.
The 27-year-old Wimbledon semi-finalist had already beaten Rune twice this year and showed he hadn’t lost the winning formula in scorching conditions, making 22 unforced errors to his Danish opponent’s 43 19 years old.
Rune saved 11 of the 18 break points he faced in the match, but went unanswered in the third set when Norrie, who was holding the momentum, stormed through without dropping a single first-place point. service.
Norrie, who had a strong run against Flushing Meadows after reaching the Cincinnati semi-final, will next face Canadian Denis Shapovalov or Russian Andrey Rublev.