World No. 13 Cameron Norrie was thrilled to reach the 100 tour-level milestone at the Paris Masters. Norrie, who captured his maiden Masters title in Indian Wells, started his Paris campaign with a 6-2 6-1 win over Federico Delbonis.
It was Norrie's first win in Paris since he exited the Paris Masters in the first round in his previous appearance in 2019. "It's been a phenomenal year and I’ve been really enjoying my tennis,” said Norrie, per the ATP website.
“I’ve been moving and playing well, and I’m enjoying being in Paris. "It's obviously a great milestone and it shows I have been on the Tour and have a little bit of experience now. It's a nice bonus, but there is a lot of tennis in the year to be played.
It's a great achievement."
Norrie in the hunt for a Nitto ATP Finals place
Norrie is currently 11th on the Race to Turin list but he is basically 10th since ninth-ranked Rafael Nadal is out for the season. Norrie entered this week 140 points behind eighth-ranked Jannik Sinner.
"I know who is in the Race,” said Norrie. “I know who I'm competing against. I'm looking at how they are doing. I think it's very interesting to me, and I think it's cool to have this added pressure of playing for an extra event at the end of the year.
“All of us in the contest for it right now have not made this event before. So it's all very special for us, and it's a great opportunity, but I'm keeping my head down in terms of focusing on what I have to do… I'm doing what I can.
I know it's a long shot for me to make the event. I'm quite far behind, so I've got a lot of work to do, but luckily there's a lot of tennis left to be played. It's cool that I'm in the conversation this late in the year”.