And now the project is really possible. So, after this off-season Indian Wells, an English tennis player is striving for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin with high hopes of being able to get there. Englishman not Andy Murray, the latest “British” winner of the event, in November 2016 in London.
His name is Cameron Norrie – and since the beginning of 2021 – his name has been on the lips of all fans, thanks to a string of excellent results that culminated in the victory of California, one of the most important surprises in the modern history of the great tournaments.
Murray himself, who does not give up but has not yet found a condition that makes him able to compete for important titles (But last night, he played a great game in Antwerp, winning 7-6 (2) 6-7 (7) 7-6 (8) Francis Tiafoe after 3 hours and 45 minutes of fighting, two match points saved., The match two sets of Three sets longer than 2021), wanted to honor his compatriot by making it clear that these results did not come by chance.
“I would be lying – explained the Scotsman – if I said I expected these results. But Cameron can be a role model for all playersBecause he is an exceptional worker, he always gives one hundred percent. If you can find continuity in the business and make the right choices, you can go very far. It is a concrete proof of this concept. And what he has done all season is even more impressive than his week at Indian Wells.”
South African-born and New Zealand-raised Southpaw had an impressive 47 games to win during 2021. “He wins a lot almost every week – continues Murray – and believes that this continuity guarantees him a chance to make it to the finals. It shows how valuable his commitment and work are. I trained with him a lot and played against him, I knew he was a great player but he exceeded all expectations“.
For his part, Cameron never hid. He didn’t do so early in the season, when he referred to himself as one of the potential surprises for 2021, he didn’t do so in the press conference after winning at Indian Wells. “Even before the tournament – he explained – I knew I was not far from the best, I had some chances. But you don’t have to think about it too much (In Nitto ATP Finals, ed.), otherwise you’re putting too much pressure on yourself.”
“There are still three tournaments I want to play, Vienna, Paris and Stockholm, where it is possible to score points. I will definitely do everything in my power to reach that goal. But I am already able to speak in those terms at this point in the game. Year, it is a success. Something I never thought I could do it at the start of the season.”
“There are still three tournaments I want to play, Vienna, Paris and Stockholm. I will do my best to go to Turin” (Cameron Norrie)
If it is with dirt, grass and concrete, then my light goes with love and harmony, So far the same cannot be said of the inland terrain. However, without a real technical explanation, since we are talking about leagues and surfaces with different speed characteristics, but always indigestible for current English No. 1. It is true that his high-level explosion is very recent, he has not yet had the opportunity to do a good job At home in this new dimension, but from this last step of his growth he has outgrown the chances of going to Turin to play with the Seven. The other strongest fellows in the world.
The distance from who is ahead of him in the race is really tight, and the conditions are all on his side. Compared to American hard court tennis, he will have to find more decisiveness when pushing, then he can continue to surprise. Because at the bottom of the net – when asked to go there – it’s not out of place, and because the situation is that of those who (and can afford it) do not want to wait long for other people’s gifts.
Nori in Nitto ATP Finals is not impossible and wouldn’t be a trick of fate. It will be disappointing for whoever it should end up behind, but the Englishman is proving he deserves to qualify. Sure, beyond the end result you may or may not smile at him, There is the great conviction that he will face the last part of the road. The same thing he put into his athletic life, from American college to the top ten.
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