This Thursday, in the quarter-finals at Eastbourne, the Briton Cameron Norrie, seeded number one, was taken out in the quarters. On the other hand, it goes for Taylor Fritz and defending champion Alex De Minaur.

He did not enforce his status. This Thursday, Briton Cameron Norrie, 12th player in the world and seeded n°1, was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Eastbourne ATP 250 tournament in Great Britain, on grass, by American Maxime Cressy, 60th player world, in two sets (7-5, 7-5) and 1h41 of play. In the first set, despite a first ball saved, the American was the first to be broken, at 1-1. After a break point at 2-3, Maxime Cressy ended up equalizing, on his opponent’s next face-off (4-4). Before taking a new serve from him, at the best of times, and more precisely at 6-5, to pocket this first set (7-5).

De Minaur clings to his title

Finally, in the second and final set, at 2-2, the Briton got a break point, before saving one at 3-4. At 4-5, Cameron Norrie had to save three new break points, then synonymous with match points for his opponent. It was only a postponement for the latter, who managed to conclude this meeting, on the next service of his competitor, and thus reach the semi-finals (7-5). On the other hand, it passes for the American Taylor Fritz, 14th player in the world and seeded n°3who released the Kazakh Alexander Bublik, 39th player in the world, in two sets (6-3, 6-2) and 1:07 into the game. Qualification also for the Australian defending champion Alex De Minaur, 24th player in the world and seeded n °6, against the American Tommy Paul, 35th player in the world, in three sets (6-2, 4-6, 6-4) and 2h20 of play.