British No.1 Cameron Norrie makes it past Kaichi Uchida 6-2 6-2 in the second round of the Korea Open, making it to the quarterfinals.
The Brit won in straight sets against the Japanese player. He broke two of Uchida’s service games in the match that only last 63 minutes.
Norrie went into the tournament as the No.2 seed. He will next go against Jenson Brooksby. The American beat Korean Kwon Soon-woo 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 33 minutes. Brooksby is seeing his maiden ATP Title.
Should he win the tournament, this will be Norrie’s second title for this season.
“It feels great. Especially to wake up early this morning as I was a bit let lagged. It was nice to get up early and get it done in straight sets,” Norrie said.
“I felt that the conditions suited me well. It was pretty hot, so I like that. It was a tough match but I was able to win some close games and get a couple of breaks each set, so it was a good day for me overall.”
At the moment, Norrie is No.11 in the rankings. Should he do well in the tournament, he will likely break into the Top 10 of the world rankings.
The Brit is aiming for a run to be able to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals.
Earlier in the tournament, Norwegian and current World No.2 Casper Ruud qualified for the finals just as he made it past the 2nd round and into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open.