Cameron Norrie US Open 2022

Cameron Norrie keeps ATP Finals hopes alive by ‘staying solid’ in Stockholm

Cameron Norrie remains in the running for the ATP Finals after coming from behind to reach the quarter-finals of the Stockholm Open.ย 

The world number 14 defeated Aslan Karatsev 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-4 to advance at the ATP 250 event. The Brit is in pursuit of his third title of the season after trophies in Delray Beach and Lyon.

“It was a tough match,” Norrie said. “Every time Aslan was down he raised his level and he really stole that first set from me. I had a couple of set points and I didn’t execute as well as I could have done in the tiebreak.

“I stayed solid and I was a bit frustrated in the third set but I managed to claw it back. I feel good and fresh.”



Cameron Norrie twice served for the opening set and had a set point in the tiebreak before surrendering it to Karatsev. He is currently 12th in the ATP Live Race to Turin on 2400 points.

If he hopes to make a second career appearance at the elite event he will need some strong results to catch up to seventh-placed Felix Auger-Aliassime and take that final qualifying spot. He faces Holger Rune next in Sweden for a spot in the semi-finals.

Unfortunately for Norrie, his best Slam result this year came at Wimbledon. He reached the semi-finals which ordinarily would have earned him 720 ranking points. However, thanks to the ATP stripping points from the event, he gained nothing on his tally from the tournament.

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