Cameron Norrie Indian Wells ATP 2021

Cameron Norrie files 50th victory of the season to maintain ATP Finals pressure


Cameron Norrie has become the fifth man on the ATP tour to win 50 matches in 2021 to keep his momentum going towards Turin.

The world number 13 took on Canadian Masters finalist Reilly Opelka after dispatching Federico Delbonis in the first round.

Norrie came into the match with a 49-21 record on the year, easily his most successful on the ATP tour.

An efficient opening set saw Norrie claim it 6-3 with a single break. The British number one then surrendered a break to go down 3-1 in the second, but immediately broke back to get back on serve.

One more break and five match point chances meant Norrie claimed the win over Opelka in a little over 70 minutes on court. Now with a record of 50-21 only four men have as many or more match wins than Norrie this year.

Those players are Daniil Medvedev (50 wins), Casper Ruud (52 wins), Alexander Zverev (52 wins) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (55 wins).

Moreover, entering 2021, Norrie had a career record of 51-60 on the ATP tour. He is now just one win from doubling his tour tally of tour victories less than a year on.

Norrie is one of four players fighting to claim the final two remaining spots at the year-end ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. He trails Ruud, Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz.

The four men are separated by just 230 points. Only the conclusion of the Paris Masters and the Stockholm Open remain in the season before Turin.

Finally, Norrie will next take on American Taylor Fritz. The 24-year-old defeated world number five Andrey Rublev to reach the third round. Norrie leads their head-to-head 4-3, as well as winning their last meeting in July in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Cameron Norrie Indian Wells ATP 2021
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