World No. 12 Cameron Norrie believes "there is no real game plan" when facing 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic. Norrie, who captured his maiden Masters title last month in Indian Wells, has never played world No.
1 Djokovic. Still he has nothing but great respect and admiration for Djokovic. On Friday, Norrie will play Djokovic at the ATP Finals. "I think there’s no real game plan [when facing] Djokovic. He has such a complete game, moves so well, you can’t get the ball past him.
I also think his first serve is very underrated. He’s a nightmare to play. I’ve never played him, but if I were to play him, it would be a nightmare," Norrie said, per Tennis Up To Date.
Norrie also praised Casper Ruud
At the beginning of October, Norrie made the final at the San Diego Open.
Norrie absolutely stood no chance in the San Diego final as Ruud demolished the Briton 6-0 6-2. "I haven’t thought about [a game plan] too much, but he’s pretty good [with his] first serve [and first] ball, he’s pretty good in long rallies and he moves exceptionally well.
He’s probably the best mover on tour and his backhand is insane as well, so it’s tough. He’s a very good player," Norrie said of Ruud. Norrie was determined to make the ATP Finals this season. Norrie didn't make the ATP Finals but still he decided to go to the event as the second alternate.
On Wednesday, Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled out of the ATP Finals and he was replaced by Norrie. "It sounds too difficult for the ATP Finals. I gave my best shot. I'll go to Turin anyway because you have alternates. And then the Davis Cup.
I'm not sure if I'll play Stockholm. It depends on (rivals') the results tomorrow. It's been a great season so far, anyway," Norrie said in Paris.