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Indian Wells – Norrie: “I’m so happy and so pleased to win my biggest title”

Cameron Norrie reflects on “incredible week” after Indian Wells glory.

October 18, 2021
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Cameron Norrie on how it feels to win the Indian Wells Masters 1000 against Nikokoz Basilashvili: “What an incredible week I’ve had here. It was just a strange match. It was over quite quickly in the last set. I was expecting it to be longer, and he made a couple of errors towards the end. I still don’t really know what I’m experiencing. It was an amazing couple of weeks and I’m so happy with how I treated all the occasions and all the big moments, all the matches, and I’m so happy and so pleased to win my biggest title.”

Cameron Norrie, Indian Wells 2021
Oct 17, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Cameron Norrie – Panoramic

Norrie on being in the running for an ATP Finals spot: “Even before the tournament, I was in the hunt. I think before I was 14 or 15 in the race. I had a chance. I was thinking about it, but if you think about it too much, it can’t be good for you. So I was like ‘alright, just take care of the matches’. I was meant to play Antwerp next week, but it’s going to be tough so I ended up pulling out of that one. I’m going to play Vienna, Paris and Stockholm, the last three events indoors. It would be nice to make it, but I’m going to keep going and keep taking care of what I can and handling what I can, and we’ll see how it goes. I’m looking forward to the indoors season. I really like the courts. I’ve never really made a deep run in one of those tournaments, but I always play well and always lose tight matches. Hopefully those can swing in my favour this year.”

Norrie on big three not playing: “I wouldn’t count the other guys out. Rafa’s done it numerous times. He takes six months off and then comes back stronger than ever. Roger’s going to be back, and then Djokovic as well, they’re going to be back. I’m not going to be taking it for granted that they’re not going to be playing these events. They’re going to be back stronger than ever. I think it’s just, after the quarter-finals and looking at the semi-finalists, I thought it was a great opportunity, and obviously it was pretty unlikely that us four players would be in the semi-finals. It was a great opportunity for me and I managed to capitalise on that and make the most of those three not being at the event. It was still a very strong event out there. It just turned out the way it was.”

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