No. 1 UK and No. 12 in the World Cameron Norrie failed on debut at year-end championships after charging late to qualify ATP Finals 2021. Norrie is the second replacement after the young Italian Jannik Sinner be the first substitute in the event that any of the 8 eligible players are unable to compete for some reason.
Norrie has won 2 titles this year, his first ATP title in Los Cabos and then won his first Masters title at 2021 Indian Wells has been postponed to the end of the season. He has played a total of 6 finals this year on surfaces. Despite not qualifying for the Finals, Brit kept a close eye on the tournament and gave her assessment of Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, the top 2 seed in the Final Round.
Speak of No. 1 in the world and favorite for the title Novak Djokovic, Norrie said, “I think there is no real game plan with Novak. He has a complete game, moves so well, you can’t get past him. I also think his first serve is very underrated. He is a nightmare to play. I’ve never played him, but if I did play him, it would be a nightmare.
“I haven’t thought about [a game plan] too much, but he’s pretty good [with his] first service [and first] On the ball, he plays quite well in long periods of concentration and he moves exceptionally well. He’s probably the best move on the Tour and his backhand is crazy too, so it’s tough. He is a very good player,” Norrie added.
“Deuce, Ad-in, Deuce, Ad-in” Cameron Norrie on what it’s like to play Medvedev
While Cameron did not play Novak, he played only 1 match against Medvedev, a 2nd round clash at Master of Shanghai 2019 where Medvedev won consecutive sets and eventually went on to claim the title, his 2nd career Masters title.
“Medvedev is difficult because he serves from the tree and his serves usually last 45 seconds. Then you still have to serve and you are playing 10 Minutes, Deuce, Ad-in, Deuce, Ad-in games. In the end you hold and you will serve again within 45 seconds because he has a great serve. But he is very consistent from the ground up and he plays very deep, ” speak Norrie.
While Norrie hasn’t indicated who the backers are for the title, it will be an interesting battle as Medvedev looks to defend his title and becomes the 7th man in history to defend his title. . ATP Finals title while Djokovic is looking to draw Roger Federer for 6 title wins at the End of the Year Championship.
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