Great Britain's Cameron Norrie acknowledged the Indian Wells Masters title was the biggest title of his career and it meant so much to him. Norrie, 26, captured his maiden Masters crown after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6 6-4 6-1.
“It means so much to me, my biggest title. I’m so happy. I can’t even describe it right now,” Norrie said in his on-court interview, per the ATP website. “It was a strange match today but absolutely massive for me and my team.
I can’t really believe it. If you’d have told me I’d have won before the tournament started I wouldn’t have believed you, so it’s amazing”.
Norrie made a slow start to the match
After losing the first set, Norrie claimed two breaks in each of the following two sets to create a coneback win.
“I was a little bit uncomfortable. It was quite windy and… for a stage he went through, he hit so many winners and it was tough for me to get some confidence on my rally balls because the rallies were really short,” Norrie said.
“He was just blasting winners, so when I made a couple of those big shots at that 5-4 game in the second set it gave me a lot of confidence. “I was able to find my feet and start moving again. I made the rallies physical like I’d been doing all tournament and it worked in my favour”.
Norrie has played six finals this year and now he has two titles in his collection. “I’ve been really enjoying my tennis and been enjoying being out on court and competing in the big moments,” Norrie said.
“I’m just really pleased with how I handled the occasion. I think I’m doing a lot better with that this year. I lost a lot of those finals, so it’s nice to get the big one today”.