World No. 12 Cameron Norrie admitted he stood no chance against Novak Djokovic in their ATP Finals clash. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, stormed past Norrie 6-2 6-1 in their first meeting. “I think I played a couple of loose points in the first service game and he relaxed a little bit there, but I’ve watched him quite a lot and he was very solid, he gave me nothing really,” said Norrie, per the ATP Finals website.
“I knew he had a good serve. I didn’t really know it was going to be this good. I think he had a very good serving day. He was very relaxed and even going after the second serve at times. “For my level and for me to compete with him, I think there were too many free points, too many easy points in there.
But I think it comes down a little bit to the fact you’re playing him, and you try to overplay at times. He was too good, very relaxed, he’s playing amazing and the conditions are perfect for him. Too good for me today”.
Djokovic dominated Norrie
Djokovic made a fast start to the match as he broke Norrie twice to comfortably win the opener. Djokovic was even more dominant in the second set, breaking Norrie three times to book a straight-set win.
“I tried not to think about tomorrow’s semi-final,” Djokovic said in his on-court interview. “It is not easy to walk on the court knowing you have already qualified and you know your opponent. I tried to be professional and I tried to give my best and I played really well.
It was the first time we have played each other. I took the time away from Cameron. I analysed his game and knew the game plan and executed it very well”.