The 26-year-old has reached the last four. Masters The event, for the first time in his career, guarantees that he will become the new top-ranked British male player when the rankings are updated on Monday.
Against a bizarre sub-par Schwartzman, Nouri once again proved irreparable in California’s strict courts.
He took the first set in 31 minutes without leaving the game.
The smooth-moving left-hander reached the semifinals three times, breaking his Argentine opponent three times with a comfortable second without a mistake.
Noori will also be found. Gregor Dimitrov. Or Hubert Hurkacz for a place in the final.
His victory puts him in the top 20 for the first time in the world, which has taken him beyond the current British number one. Dan Evans, Which Schwartzman defeated in Indian Wells earlier this week.
Nouri became the 18th all-British leader in the ATP rankings since his inception in 1973.