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Cameron Norrie breezes into Barcelona Open quarter-finals with straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut

British men's No 1 Cameron Norrie secured his 200th win on tour with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut; watch ATP and WTA Tours in Barcelona, Stuttgart and Munich throughout this week on Sky Sports Tennis

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Highlights of Cameron Norrie against Roberto Bautista Agut from the Barcelona Open quarter-finals.

British men's number one Cameron Norrie booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open with an impressive straight-sets win over home favourite Roberto Bautista Agut.

Norrie secured a 6-4 6-3 victory, the 200th of his career on tour, in one hour and 24 minutes and will now face either Tomas Etcheverry in the last eight.

Norrie gained an early break in each set but was twice immediately broken back to love, but the left-hander's greater variety of shots and willingness to come to the net - where he won 11 of 13 points - ultimately proved critical.

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Cameron Norrie finished off a long rally against Roberto Bautista Agut with a fantastic forehand winner.

"On the score, it was easy but there was a lot of tough points in there," Norrie told Sky Sports after his third-round win.

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Cameron Norrie was very pleased to hear he'd reached his 200th ATP win after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut to go through to the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open.

"I was really pleased with how I handled myself when serving for the first set and I had a couple of tough games at the end of the second.

"I was very, very solid and I converted the points when I was aggressive. I felt like I was moving well and I was pleased with my footwork."

With the French Open taking place from May 26, Norrie is eyeing a run to the final in Barcelona and lifting the trophy as he steps up his preparations for the second Grand Slam of the year.

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He added: "It's a big tournament [Barcelona], with a lot of really good past champions, so I really want to win this tournament."

Casper Ruud defeated Jordan Thompson in straight sets to earn his season-leading 26th win and secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

The third-seeded Norwegian won 6-1 6-4 to move one victory ahead of Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner in 2024.

Ruud, ranked No 6, is trying to reach his fourth final this year, having lost in Los Cabos, Acapulco and Monte Carlo.

Fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, the seventh-ranked Greek who won the Monte-Carlo title, reached the last eight with a 7-5 6-3 win over Roberto Carballes Baena.

"There were no easy points coming my way," Tsitsipas said. "I'm happy that I delivered and came up with some great tennis."

Tsitsipas will next face Facundo Diaz Acosta, who rallied to beat Fabian Marozsan 3-6 6-3 6-1.

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