Cameron Norrie reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals after beating Tommy Paul | UK News

British number one Cameron Norrie reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon after beating 30th seed Tommy Paul in consecutive sets.

Norrie beat the American 6-4 7-5 6-4 in a win he later called ‘pretty crazy’.

His win made him only the fifth British man overall to reach the final eight stage at the Championships and the first since Andy Murray won the title twice in 2017.

“Being in the area for the first time, in front of my family and friends here from college, is special,” Norrie told the court to cheers from the crowd.

‘In a big game, playing the way I did, really good. To execute everything. I really like it. It’s pretty crazy, I have a lot of emotions. ‘

The 9th seed overcame another American, Steve Johnson, in the third round and he built on that with another strong showing Sunday afternoon on Court One.

His victory came a few hours behind fellow Brit Heather Watson dropped from Wimbledon after losing to Jule Niemeier in her fourth round match.

The British number 4 lost to the 22-year-old German in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-4.

She previously beat Niemeier in their only previous meeting, earlier this season at Monterrey, in a final draw.

But it was a flat first set for Watson, who hit the net in frustration after missing a volley to bring back the set point.

Germany's Jule Niemeier hugs Britain's Heather Watson after beating her in a women's fourth round singles match on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, July 3, 2022. (AP Photo/ Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Heather Watson of England hugs Jule Niemeier of Germany

It was Watson’s best performance of any Grand Slam, but a quarter-final spot proved to be for the 30-year-old.

Watson has dropped to 121st in the world rankings and this year marks her 12th Wimbledon.

She has played every day of the tournament so far.

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