Indian Wells news: Cameron Norrie continues title defence with last 16 win over Jenson Brooksby

The British No.1 secured a straight-set victory over America's Jenson Brooksby to reach the Indian Wells quarter-finals.

After remarkably winning the Indian Wells title last year, Cameron Norrie returned to California looking to defend his crown.

Following wins against Pedro Martinez, Nikoloz Basilashvili and now Jenson Brooksby, the world No.12 has reached the last eight, leaving him just three wins away from successfully defending his title.

Norrie's last 16 match with Brooksby turned out to be his most comfortable victory yet, as he eased to a 6-2 6-4 win over the 21-year-old American.

Norrie wasted no time in stamping his authority on the match, and quickly raced to a 4-0 lead before claiming the opening set.

Brooksby improved in the second, breaking Norrie's serve in a marathon second game, and then holding to take a 3-0 lead.

However, his inexperience shone through as Norrie battled his way back into contention, winning four consecutive games before another break levelled the score at 4-4.

Norrie responded with a break of his own though, and then held his serve in the 10th game to love to seal the victory.

Up next for the Brit is Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, who enjoyed a breakthrough in last year's US Open, beating Norrie in the first round and then stunning third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Garfia has since seen his rank rise to world No.19, and Norrie was well aware of the challenge awaiting him after his win against Brooksby.

"He absolutely chopped me up the last time we played.

"It's not going to be easy but it is great for tennis to have a great up-and-coming guy like that. He has got a very complete game already."

The pair are set to take to the court at 01:00 GMT on Friday.

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