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Cameron Norrie will likely make the top 20 when the rankings are released on Monday
Cameron Norrie, from Britain, reached the Masters 1000 final at Indian Wells. He beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in straight sets.
Semi-final victory was won by the world number 26, who defeated 6-4 in California.
Norrie's win means that he will replace Dan Evans in British number one, and he will compete for the most prestigious title of his career on Sunday.
In the final, the 26-year old will be facing world number 39 Taylor Fritz and world number 36 Nikoloz Baskalashvili.
Norrie stated that she is becoming more at ease in Indian Wells, which was the biggest victory of her career.
"He made it difficult for me in the second set. I was able to perform well and get through those games. "I think I had a very solid gameplan today."
The prestigious Indian Wells tournament is Norrie's third win, three months after he won his first ATP singles title at Mexico’s Los Cabos Open.
This is Norrie's sixth tour final and his match against Dimitrov, world number 28, was his 46th win in an impressive season.
Norrie reached the third round in every Grand Slam except for the US Open in 2021. She is now poised to enter the top 20 when the latest rankings are released on Monday.
Norrie gained confidence after he fought his way through the difficult opening game to break Dimitrov’s serve.
After two quick holds and another break, the Briton was 4-0 up. The momentum then briefly changed hands.
Dimitrov won two consecutive games, but the 30-year old swung a fronthand wide to immediately hand Norrie another break. Norrie wrapped up the first set in 31 minutes.
The second set was a long one, with Norrie winning an early break after a lengthy opening game.
Dimitrov put in more resistance throughout the set, but Norrie displayed grit to save break points and from there held firm to win the match.
If Norrie wins on Sunday, he might have a chance to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals at Turin.
American Fritz beat third seed Alexander Zverev to reach the quarter-finals. Georgian Basilashvili beat second seed Stefanos Tipas in the semi-finals.
Sunday will also see the women's final, which features Victoria Azarenka and Paula Badosa.
We will keep you posted.