Britain’s Cameron Norrie stunned world No 5 and San Diego top seed Andrey Rublev to reach the final of the ATP 250-level event in California.

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Norrie, who captured his first ATP Tour title in Los Cabos, Mexico in July, dropped the first set 6-3, but saved three break points in the third game of the second set to win the last two 6-3, 6-4.

Norrie, the world No 28, saved eight of nine break points he faced to reach his fifth ATP Tour final of the year.

He will face second-seeded Casper Ruud in the final after the Norwegian outlasted Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the other semi-final.

“All credit to Andrey, he came out firing,” Norrie said. “He played some big tennis at the beginning, and I managed to weather the storm at the start of the second.

“It’s such a big win for me. It’s definitely a match that I’m going to remember for a long time.”

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