British No 3 Norrie reaches Indian Wells main draw


Norrie impressed in Great Britain’s 3-1 Davis Cup loss to Spain last month

British number three Cameron Norrie eased through the last qualifying round in Indian Wells with a straight-set win over Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Norrie, the world number 111, won 6-4 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open in one hour and 18 minutes.

He beat Spain’s world number 23 Roberto Bautista Agut on his Davis Cup debut last month but had never reached a Masters 1,000 event main draw before.

The 22-year-old faces Japan’s Taro Daniel in the first round on Friday.

The winner of that match will play 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in round two.

Norrie dominated the game against against Stakhovsky with an excellent first serve and survived a break point in the final set to advance.

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