Cameron Norrie seals British No 1 ranking with biggest title of his career at Indian Wells


Cameron Norrie won the biggest title of his career in Indian Wells. The world No 26 came from a set and a break down to defeat Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6 6-4 6-1 for the biggest title of his career, a Masters 1000. He had already secured the British No 1 ranking with his impressive run in the Californian desert, overtaking Dan Evans, and has now also achieved a feat Andy Murray never could – winning the BNP Paribas Open.

Norrie got off to a strong start, looking as dominant as he did in his previous rounds as he broke Basilashvili in the third game of the match.

The new British No 1 was unable to sustain his level though, as he lost five games in a row after going 3-1 up to hand Basilashvili the opening set.

The 26-year-old recovered will to open the second set with a hold of serve but it was a reversal of fortunes in the second as the Georgian broke in the third game.

Refusing to go away, Norrie stood his ground and broke back immediately.

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Norrie served out the match to complete a feat that even former world No 1 Murray couldn’t – winning the title in Indian Wells.

It’s the latest achievement in the Brit’s breakthrough season, which had already seen him make five finals – winning the title in Los Cabos – before winning his sixth final in the Californian desert.

The newly-crowned champion started the year ranked down at world No 71 and will now make his top 20 debut, as well as claiming the British No 1 spot from Dan Evans.

He also moves to 10th in the race to the year-end ATP Finals, with current 8th place Rafael Nadal already ruled out for the season, meaning Norrie is just 125 points away from a qualification spot in the current standings.

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