Cameron Norrie Indian Wells 2021

‘Biggest win of my career’ – Cameron Norrie powers into Indian Wells final


Cameron Norrie continued his excellent 2021 by defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 to take the Brit into his first Masters-level final at Indian Wells.

The British star, who has enjoyed a breakthrough season on the ATP tour with five tour level finals and his first title in Los Cabos, overtook Dan Evans earlier in the week after easing past Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals.

The 21st seed followed up his last eight win with another stunning performance to defeat Dimitrov in straight-sets, setting up a final against Nikoloz Basliashvili.

Speaking after his contest, Norrie admitted that beating Schwartzman with such a quality performance gave him confidence for the rest of Indian Wells.

“The match against Diego gave me a lot of confidence and to do it in that fashion, so I felt really good and really comfortable coming out today,” Norrie said.

“I came out the exact same way, really physical, a lot of balls in the court and I was able to dictate with my forehand and pin him to the backhand side. I’m becoming more and more comfortable in Indian Wells.

“Biggest win of my career for sure, he made it difficult in the second set, he was slicing a lot and taking my legs away a little bit too but I managed to serve well in those games and get through them and I think it frustrated him a little bit so I think I had a really good game plan.” Norrie added.

The victory was Norrie’s 46th win of 2021 and secured his sixth ATP Tour final of the year, level with Novak Djokovic.

Cameron Norrie Indian Wells 2021
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