Cameron Norrie reaches semi-finals, Johanna Konta out

Cameron Norrie achieved the semi-finals of the Mexican Open yet individual Briton Johanna Konta was thumped out.

Norrie, world number 64, beat American Mackenzie McDonald 6-3 6-2 to set up a gathering with German world number three Alexander Zverev.

English number one Konta lost 6-3 7-5 to Croatian Donna Vekic in Acapulco.

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios achieved the semi-finals with a 7-5 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 prevail upon Swiss Stan Wawrinka in a match enduring more than two hours.

English number two Norrie, 23, stated: “I was anxious. It was a major open door for the two of us, however, I played extremely strong today.

“I have nothing to lose tomorrow and all the weight is on [Zverev].”

Zverev, a 10-time ATP title champ, beat Australia’s Alex de Minaur 6-4 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

Australian Kyrgios followed up his last-16 win against world number two Rafael Nadal with a triumph more than three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka.

Most of the group upheld Wawrinka, while Kyrgios slipped and cut a hand at an early stage and finished the match with spasm.

“I really play better when the group is against me and giving me a touch of stink,” said the 23-year-old, who will play John Isner or John Millman in the following round.

“I’m very drained. I demonstrated extraordinary strength to turn out and beat a player like Stan in some extreme conditions.

“I realized I would have been the dark horse and the group would have been in [his] support, yet I served extraordinary today.”

In the ladies’ draw, American Sofia Kenin beat the previous world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6 4-6 7-5.

In the interim, British number one Kyle Edmund achieved the quarter-finals of the Oracle Challenger Series at Indian Wells by beating Czech Lukas Rosol 6-3 6-4.

Dan Evans additionally advanced with a 6-1 6-2 prevail upon Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo.

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