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Cameron Norrie Indian Wells 2021

Cameron Norrie notches Vienna victory to maintain ATP Finals pressure

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Cameron Norrie claimed a win in his first match since triumphing at Indian Wells to keep his momentum in fighting for an ATP Finals spot.

The world number 14 has got his Vienna campaign up and running by defeating Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 in 90 minutes on court.

Norrie did surrender serve twice in the opening set but rallied to close it out in a tiebreak. He then ran away with the second claiming it 6-1 off a double break.

The British number one further lost just nine points of 40 behind his first serve (78% win rate) to back himself when beginning the point.

In the wider context of the ATP tour, Norrie is currently 11th in the ranking points race to Turin. This puts him two spots of qualifying, behind Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz.

However, Hurkacz slipped up in Vienna by going out in the first round to Andy Murray, opening the door for Norrie and Sinner.

Should Norrie reach the semi-finals, he would overtake Hurkacz to at least be 10th in the race, ninth should Sinner falter before the semi-finals himself.

Norrie will next take on another ATP Finals hopeful in Felix Auger-Aliassime after the Canadian defeated Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-2.

The tournament sixth seed trails Norrie by 510 ranking points at 12th in the Race to Turin. Auger-Aliassime is still in with a slim chance of reaching the ATP Finals.

However, would most likely need to claim both Vienna and the Paris Masters to qualify.

This is a tall order for any player, but especially for the 21-year-old. The Canadian is yet to claim a maiden ATP title.

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