Cameron Norrie secured the greatest win of his job to date after beating previous planet amount just one Rafael Nadal at the United Cup for Wonderful Britain in Sydney.
The British selection 1 beat Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-4 at a offered-out Ken Rosewell Arena to give Excellent Britain a 1- direct towards Spain in the to start with blended international workforce opposition.
Norrie experienced beforehand dropped all four conferences versus Nadal, but produced a beautiful comeback from a established down.
Norrie has been in good type at the start of the tennis period, beating Alex de Minaur in his opening match as Britain conquer Australia 3-2 in the opening tie.
Nadal was actively playing his 1st match given that the ATP finals in November and the Spaniard confirmed good agility to deal with the court in the first established, firing an array of breathtaking passing pictures to transfer forward.
The 36-calendar year-outdated struggled to keep his degree as the match went on, as Norrie upped his depth to outlast the Spaniard in brutal exchanges.
Norrie broke Nadal in the sixth activity of the 2nd established and went on to dominate the decider, saving two crack points although leading 3-2 ahead of holding his nerve to clinch a statement acquire.
Soon after the match, he reported: “It was very crazy. I was considering I’d in no way won a set prior to (towards Nadal) and I came out for starters wanting to do that.
“I had to remain tremendous-affected person. It was a super-actual physical match and I loved it. It was enormous to get by means of that 1 and last but not least beat him.
“He beat me very easily the very last couple of occasions, so it really is a excellent way to conclusion the year for me. It was a nuts atmosphere, thank you fellas. It was a crazy match.”
Britain’s Katie Swan will bid to place Britain 2- up in their Group D tie when she faces Nuria Parrizas Diaz in the very last match of the working day.