'Novak Djokovic could face the prospect of entering...', says former No.1
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In doing so, Norrie also exceeded No. 1 of the world, Novak Djokovic, in a specific statistic of 2021. Cameron Norrie exceeds Novak Djokovic in a unique record at the ATP tour this year Norrie also won her first ATP title this season in the Cabos and reached the 26th of his career.
In the BNP Paribas Open in progress, the British had to defeat Tennys Sandgren, Roberto Bautista Agut and Schwartzman to reach the semifinals. With this victory over the Argentine, Norrie also created a unique record by surpassing Novak Djokovic regarding the number of matches won so far this year.
While the Serbian won 44 games and faced six defeats, the British won 45 games and lost 20. With Schwartzman not in the best way lately, Norrie took this opportunity and gave a bite to be made with the first set. The British continued with the same domain in the second set and won the match in a short time.
The Norrie's semifinal race will also give you many rating points when updated numbers are published on Monday. Currently, the British occupies the 26th place in the world. He is ready to enter the Top 20 of the ATP for the first time in his race.
While he does, Cameron Norrie will surpass Dan Evans and is ready to become the new British number 1.
Roddick reflects on Novak Djokovic
Andy Roddick recently spoke at length about what could unfold if Novak Djokovic decides to sit out the 2022 Australian Open due to the vaccination mandate in Victoria.
"To me, it seems a little bit awkward but also if we start to look at the timelines it's October 15th you figure, at least three weeks between shots, if you're Pfizer, four weeks between shots, if you're Moderna then two weeks after that you are considered fully vaccinated," Roddick added.
"So, players are gonna have to start making that decision now." According to the former World No. 1, Djokovic could face the prospect of entering next year's Wimbledon stuck on 20 Majors, given that a fully fit Rafael Nadal will lie in wait for him at Roland Garros.
"Also if we project forwards, obviously Novak has been pretty outspoken against it but just from a tennis perspective what does this do? Does he decide not to play Australia, then all of a sudden he's looking at the French Open," added Roddick.
"Will we have Rafa healthy there? Is he still on 20 as we're going into Wimbledon next year? Nobody would have thought that before the US Open final, so there are certainly some things in play."