-The British defending champion is one step away from the final.
Los Cabos, August 4, 2022 – British Cameron Norrie, third seed at the Mifel Tennis Open, defeated Radu Albot, from Moldova, 6-3, 6-3, to qualify to the semifinals.
With the win, Norrie was one step away from the final of the tournament he won in 2021 and which represented the first title of his career.
Albot opened with a break and took a 2-0 lead but Norrie reacted for 2-2 then both defended his serve until the Briton broke in the eighth game for 5-3 and served for 6-3.
In the second set, Norrie opened with a break and held serve for 2-0, then both defended their serve until 5-4. Albot broke in the tenth game and both defended to 6-6 and went to a tie break which Norrie signed off with a 7-4 win.
In the semifinals, Norrie will face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, world No. 9, who previously defeated American Steve Johnson in two sets by 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Auger-Aliassime’s victory was a hard-fought one, which he achieved in one hour and 50 minutes of play.
In the first set the difference was a break of the Canadian in the first game for the 6-4 and in the second Johnson took things to the tie break in which Auger-Aliassime showed more poise in the decisive moments to win the set and the match.
The Canadian is looking for his second career title in Los Cabos.
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