British primary Cameron Norrie got here from behind to beat Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel on Sunday and attain the final 16 at Indian Wells.
The tenth seed was a set and 4-1 down in California however gained the following 5 video games earlier than clinching the second set.
The 2021 champion, 27, then noticed out the decider to assert a 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-2 win over the US-born Daniel, 30.
“I am completely happy to be using the wave proper now however I nonetheless have a whole lot of issues to work on,” stated Norrie.
The world quantity 12 now has 20 wins this season and upset high seed Carlos Alcaraz to win his fifth overall ATP title on the Rio Open final month.
Norrie’s solely earlier Masters 1000 title got here at Indian Wells in 2021 and his newest go to will proceed towards both the sixth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia or France’s Ugo Humbert.
“It was not the prettiest of matches in the present day, however I am going to take it,” Norrie added.
“I ought to have gained that first set. [I had] a number of probabilities and I feel it carried over a bit into the second set.
“However I used to be in a position to actually play level for level after which actually come again and play a few of my greatest tennis.”
Alcaraz is once more the highest seed in California and he beat Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-3 to arrange a third-round conflict with Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.
The 19-year-old Spaniard should win the title to regain the world primary spot from Serb Novak Djokovic, who withdrew as he’s unable to enter the US as a result of he’s not vaccinated towards Covid-19.
Chilean qualifier Cristian Garin shocked Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-4 7-6 (7-2) at hand the world quantity 4 one other setback in a disappointing season.
However there have been no worries for the seventh seed, Denmark’s Holger Rune, who beat American Mackenzie McDonald 7-5 6-3 whereas the ninth seed, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, beat Australia’s Alexei Popyrin 6-3 6-3.