Cameron Norrie secured his place within the clay courtroom Argentina Open remaining after beating Juan Pablo Varillas.
Norrie went into the match ranked second and beat the Peruvian 7-6 (5) 6-4, saving two break factors within the remaining recreation to wrap up the victory in an hour and 54 minutes.
The British No 1 will face one of many Spanish duo of Carlos Alcaraz and Bernabe Zapata Miralles within the remaining, and expects whichever one prevails of their semi to pose a stiff examination.
“It’ll be a tricky one for certain, no matter who I play,” Norrie, who’s aiming to win the fifth title of his profession, mentioned.
“I misplaced a tricky remaining in Auckland [last month], so hopefully I can get some good emotions again tomorrow within the remaining.”
The 27-year-old has one earlier triumph in a remaining on clay, which got here in Lyon final 12 months. His different three match wins, in Indian Wells and Los Cabos in 2021, and Delray Seashore final 12 months, got here on laborious surfaces.
On the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, fellow British participant Liam Broady beat residence hope Mubarak Shannan Zayid 6-1 6-1 within the first spherical of qualifying.
Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev secured a complete straight units victory in underneath an hour and a half to beat Grigor Dimitrov and attain the ultimate of the ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam.
Medvedev gained 6-1 6-2, changing six of 13 break factors within the course of and arrange a remaining in opposition to Jannik Sinner.
“It was a tremendous match,” the victorious 27-year-old mentioned. “The rating (seems to be) simple, however the match was not.
“I felt bodily like I used to be taking part in 5 units. (There have been) some wonderful rallies.”
Sinner beat wildcard Tallon Griekspoor in straight units 7-5 7-6 (5) to arrange a gathering with the Russian.