August 19, 2022

British No 1 Cam Norrie appears to maintain up exceptional begin to 2022 as he goals to defend his Indian Wells title regardless of Mexico Open remaining defeat to in-form Rafael Nadal

  • Cam Norrie will attempt to bounce again from his Mexico Open defeat at Indian Wells 
  • The British No 1 was defeated 6-4, 6-4 by Australian Open champion Rafa Nadal 
  • However Norrie is the reigning Indian Wells Masters champion having received in 2021

Cam Norrie will start the early defence of his Indian Wells title in good coronary heart, regardless of shedding the Mexico Open remaining to Rafael Nadal.

The British No 1 heads to the California desert the place, within the displaced occasion of October final yr, he brought about a shock by taking the title. He returns barely 5 months later, with its standard March slot restored, having banished his poor begin to the season.

A 6-4, 6-4 defeat by Nadal in Acapulco was no shame, because the Spaniard stored up his exceptional begin to 2022. Having missed the final 5 months of the earlier season with a foot harm he feared would possibly put him out of the game, Nadal now stands with a 15-0 match report for the yr with three titles received already. Norrie couldn’t get well in gradual and humid situations after Nadal transformed his solely first-set break level in yesterday’s remaining.

Norrie did get one break early within the second set however his fellow left-hander was too sturdy at considered one of his favorite venues.

‘Rafa doesn’t offer you any free factors. Should you simply give him one or two he takes benefit of it. It’s spectacular to see how he nonetheless does it,’ mentioned Norrie.

Jack Draper, the 20-year-old from Surrey, yesterday scored the notable achievement of profitable consecutive Challenger occasions. He’ll enter the highest 150 after beating Alexander Ritschard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to take the title in Forli, Italy.