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Cameron Norrie is through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Tommy Paul UK news

British number one Cameron Norrie reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon by beating 30th seed Tommy Paul in straight sets.

Norrie defeated the American 6-4 7-5 6-4 in a victory he later described as “pretty crazy”.

His victory made him only the fifth Briton overall to reach the last eight rounds of the Championship and the first since two-time champion Andy Murray in 2017.

“To make the quarter for the first time, in front of my family and college friends here is so special,” Norrie said to loud cheers from the crowd on the court.

“To play the way I did in a huge game was really good. To make it all happen. I liked it a lot: It’s pretty crazy, I have a lot of feelings.”

The ninth seed fell to another American, Steve Johnson, in the third round and he built on that with another strong performance on Court One on Sunday afternoon.

His win comes hours after his fellow Brit Heather Watson crashed out of Wimbledon after losing to Jules Niemeyer in a fourth round match.

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

He had previously beaten Niemeyer in their only previous meeting, earlier this season in Monterrey, in a final-set tiebreak.

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

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British Heather Watson hugged German Jules Niemeyer

It was Watson’s best display at any Grand Slam, but a quarter-final berth proved the 30-year-old’s superiority.

Watson had fallen to 121st in the world rankings and was in her 12th Wimbledon this year.

He has played every day of the tournament so far.

Cameron Norrie is through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Tommy Paul UK news

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