Last Updated on November 5, 2021
The 26-year-old Cameron Norrie is having a great season, winning 46 matches so far, which moves him up to sixth on the ATP Tour this season.
Earlier, Norrie reached the finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters Series tournament, beating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 in two sets.
This is the most important match of my career and before that it was yesterday. Today it was even more pressure. In terms of physics I played very powerfully. Grigor may have been a little tired after the previous matches, but he still fought. It was especially hard at the beginning of the second set,”- said Cameron.
It’s Cameron’s sixth ATP-level final this season. He is tied with Djokovic, who is the leader of the tour in this indicator. In addition, only the Brit and the Serb have finals on all three surfaces this season.
I’ve played a lot of big matches this year, and it’s definitely helped me. I feel like I’ve gotten used to the important matches – I feel more and more comfortable in them. Now at key moments I can play from myself – added Norrie
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For the 26-year-old Norrie, it’s the first Masters final of his career. He’ll fight with Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia for the title. Cameron’s performance in Indian Wells will result in his debut in the top-20, regardless of the final’s outcome.
Cameron’s higher position in the ATP rankings will allow him to advance to Grand Slam tournaments. After reaching the finals of the BNP Paribas Open, the Brit commented on the fact that he has never reached the second week of Grand Slams this season.
“I’ve had several opportunities, but so far I haven’t succeeded. I consider these defeats a good lesson. Hopefully now I’ll be seeded higher and have a better chance.
But this year I played against very strong players in the third round, against Rafa in Australia and Roland Garros, against Roger at Wimbledon. They’re really tough tennis players, and for me, it’s a really tough experience,” Cameron said.