Cameron Norrie Parallels Novak Djokovic in This Record As He Enters the Final 8 at Indian Wells

Published 10/14/2021, 9:11 AM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning a quarterfinal match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


Cameron Norrie of Great Britain is having a brilliant 2021 season. The Brit claimed his first ATP title this year at Los Cabos Open, beating Brandon Nakashima in the final. Norrie also acquired his career-high ranking of World No. 26.  The 26-year-old, who turned pro in 2017, is currently competing at Indian Wells, California. Another player who’s enjoyed tremendous success in 2021 is World No. 1, Novak Djokovic.

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Norrie has emphatically cruised into the quarter-finals of the tournament. On his way, he overcame Tennys Sandgren, Tommy Paul, and Roberto Bautista Agut. The Brit will face the World No. 15, Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals. With his win, he matched this record held by Nole for 2021. 

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Cameron Norrie matches this Novak Djokovic record

Cameron Norrie is undoubtedly having a remarkable 2021. Following his fourth-round win at Indian Wells, the Brit has now equalled the record with Novak Djokovic for most triumphs in 2021. Both Norrie and Djokovic are tied at 44 wins. With Djokovic withdrawing from Indian Wells, Norrie has a golden chance to surpass him in this particular stat.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a point against Kei Nishikori of Japan during his Men’s Singles third round match of the 2021 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 04, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Norrie comes into the match full of confidence, having won his first ever ATP title in 2021. It seems the time has finally come for Norrie to show his real capabilities.

Norrie to face Schwartzman in the quarter-finals of Indian Wells

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After successfully progressing past Tommy Paul in the round of 16, Cameron Norrie has entered the finals 8 at Indian Wells. He played solid and consistent, if not particularly show-stopping, tennis and served strongly in his match against Paul. The Brit will be facing Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in quarters.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Barcelona Open – Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain – April 23, 2021 Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie in action during his quarter final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Albert Gea

Interestingly, in all of his matches, the match went on to the deciding sets. Clearly, Norrie seemed to hold his composure brilliantly. In the post-match interview, Norrie quoted, “I knew what I was in for. I stayed pretty composed in the big moments.”

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This will be Noorie’s first ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinal, so it will be fascinating to see how the Brit takes on this challenge.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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