British tennis player Cameron Norrie is enjoying the best season of his career and he believes that playing great in big moments has been the key in his success this season. Norrie, 26, has been one of the most consistent players on the Tour this season as he has made five ATP finals this year.
"I'm going and just playing, and I think a big part of that is on my serve. I'm hitting the spot better in the bigger moments and being able to play on my terms in the bigger moments," said Norrie. "All the way through this year I have been playing great in big moments, and I have come good a lot of the time.
I know I've got that in the bank, and there is a good chance throughout the year I have been doing it, so I have the confidence to do it again."
Norrie having a notable season
Unfortunately for Norrie, his finals record in 2021 isn't great but at least he has managed to win his maiden ATP title.
Norrie lost his first three finals of the season as he finished runner-up in Estoril, Lyon and Queen's. Norrie delivered a big performance in the Los Cabos final, destroying Brandon Nakashima 6-2 6-2 to lift his maiden ATP title.
Norrie also made the final at the San Diego Open earlier this month but stood no chance as he won a total of two games against Casper Ruud. On Wednesday, Norrie beat home favorite Tommy Paul 6-4 4-6 6-2 to reach his first Indian Wells quarterfinal.
Norrie, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 26 in the world, is set to climb up to a new career-high ranking when the ATP list gets updated on Monday. With the quarterfinal, Norrie is projected to rise to at least No.
23 in the world. If Norrie makes the semifinal, Norrie will replace world No. 22 Dan Evans as the British top-ranked player.