“Even Djokovic doesn’t have a Masters title this season” Twitter erupts as Cameron Norrie wins the Indian Wells Masters 2021
Cameron Norrie with his 2021 Indian Wells Masters trophy
The newly crowned champion at the 2021 Indian Wells and breaking into the Top-15 of the ATP singles rankings, the new World No. 15 Cameron Norrie scripted history as he became the first-ever Brit to win the glorious Indian Wells title, winning his first-ever Masters title in his first ATP-1000 finals.
Norrie was up against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili who won the first-set and Norrie staged a superb comeback to win the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in 1 hour and 49 minutes. The win also makes Norrie the highest-ranked British man in the ATP rankings overtaking Daniel Evans for the top spot.
As soon as Basilashvili’s forehand was called out, Norrie raised his arms in jubilation and while the Indian Wells Tennis Garden was buzzing with claps and cheers for both the players who played out a great final, Twitter erupted in praising the Brit for winning the dubbed ‘5th Grand Slam of tennis’. Below are some of the reactions on the popular social media handle.
This was Cameron Norrie’s 51st win of the season
Norrie has been one of the busiest players on the Tour this season having played a total of 71 matches so far winning 51 and losing 20. 4 of those losses came in the finals of various competitions denying the Brit a chance to claim his first career title. His wait however ended at the 2021 Los Cabos in Mexico when he defeated Brandon Nakashima in straight-sets and entered the Top-30 for the first time.
His win in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells guaranteed him a Top-20 rank and he improved on it by winning the title and clinch the 15th spot on the ATP rankings. The win takes him to the 10th spot in the race to the 2021 ATP Finals in Turin in November and with 4 more spots still vacant, he is just 200 points shy of the currently played Rafael Nadal who has already ended his season.