Cameron Norrie fights back to stun Grigor Dimitrov in Miami

PA Sport staff

British number two Cameron Norrie battled back from 5-3 down to upset Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Miami Open.

The 25-year-old won four games in a row en route to snatching the opening set before completing a surprise 7-5 7-5 success over the ninth seed.

World number 16 Dimitrov was favourite to progress from the first meeting of the two players.

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The Bulgarian looked on course to do so when he secured the first break of serve in the eighth game.

But Norrie hit back with two successive breaks to shift the momentum and went on to finish the job in just under two hours, with Dimitrov’s cause not helped by six double faults over the course of the match.

Norrie will play world number 32 Taylor Fritz in round three after he overcame fellow American Marcos Giron in straight sets.

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Dan Evans, seeded 19th, lost to American Frances Tiafoe in three sets.

The Briton edged the first on a tiebreak 7-5 but was broken twice in the second set, the second loss of serve seeing the American take the set 6-3.

Tiafoe broke Evans in his fourth service game in the decider, and served to love to take the match 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-3.

In the women’s draw, Britain’s Katie Boulter was beaten in the second round by 16th seed Elise Mertens.

Boulter made a flying start, winning the first three games and with a chance to lead 4-0, but Belgian Mertens got a foothold in the match and began to upset her opponent’s rhythm.

The 24-year-old needed lengthy treatment to her right foot and could not stop the first set slipping away before Mertens eased to a 6-4 6-1 victory.