Cameron Norrie set up a last-16 clash with Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open thanks to a 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over Marton Fucsovics. The British number one had looked on track for a straightforward triumph as he won the first set with minimal fuss and then stormed into a 5-1 lead in the second, only for his Hungarian opponent to fight back to 5-5.
Norrie edged the tie-break that followed, 7-4, however, and will next face Djokovic after the world number one continued his winning run by overcoming Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
The Serbian was given a tough test by the Bulgarian, who, having been 3-1 down in the second set, broke twice to force the decider, but the top seed and defending champion rallied to see out the match convincingly. “I was very solid. I think I could have won in straight sets,” 22-time grand slam winner Djokovic told the ATP website.