MurraysWorld  >  British Tennis  >  Cameron Norrie
Pages: 1 ... 47 48 49 [50] 51 52 53 ... 56 Reply

Cameron Norrie

Quote

USO round 1 - Cam defeated Benoit Paire 6-0, 7-6(7-1), 6-0 in a rather strange match in which Paire barely attempted to do anything in the 1st and 3rd sets, yet came to life in the 2nd!  Not that Cam, who says he can handle the heat and humidity better than most, minded all that much, but my comm thought that the umpire should have had a word with Paire in the 3rd set to get him to put a bit more effort into his game.
IP Logged
Quote

Cam through to round 3 after beating Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(7-4).  Not one of Cam's better performances, and he did seem to be struggling with his breathing at times, but a win is a win!  Plays Holger Rune next.
IP Logged
Quote

Through to R4 defeating Holger Rune, who looked to have medical issues of his own in the second set although a couple of pills quickly did the trick, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1.
IP Logged
Quote

^  Holger Rune played well but was a bit irate along the way, I wasn't sure why
  However a good 3 set win for Cam Norrie who is really making headway this year.
He plays Rublev in the next round, Rublev is seeded 9 at this year's USO, Cam has a good chance of winning as long as he stays calm and doesn't let the thought of Rublev frighten him.
IP Logged
Quote

^  Holger Rune played well but was a bit irate along the way, I wasn't sure why
He complained several times to the umpire accusing Cam of gamesmanship, saying that Cam was deliberately trying to gain time by interrupting his ball toss when serving.  He later backtracked, saying  - “I have played him before and he has done the same every match. Maybe it is a sign of a tight game and he is nervous.  There was not much wind today – you can’t blame it on that. It is how he does. He serves well and plays well so all credit to him.”

Cam though summed it all up very nicely - “I stayed a lot calmer than he did throughout a lot of big moments in the match”, and Rune unfortunately does have a reputation of being a rather spiky character, especially when things aren't going the way he would like.

With this win Cam's ranking will go up to a career high of No. 8. yay
[ Last edit by Aileen September 04, 2022, 01:54 pm ] IP Logged
Quote

Unfortunately Cam lost 4-6, 4-6, 4-6 to Rublev.  He played well but Rublev played a little bit better.  It didn't help either that it took Cam until the third set to start relaxing, and that was only after he uncharacteristically smashed his racquet.  Play had to be halted with Rublev leading 3-2 in the second when it began to rain, but it took them so long to decide to close the roof that the court got soaked.
IP Logged
Quote

Cam is trying to qualify for the Race to Turin.  He's planning to play extra tournaments to this end.  Currently he's playing at the Korea Open where he's making a good start.
IP Logged
Quote

Cam is trying to qualify for the Race to Turin.  He's planning to play extra tournaments to this end.  Currently he's playing at the Korea Open where he's making a good start.
He had go pull out of this tournament due to illness.  Really hope it's nothing serious and that he can play in Japan next week,

IP Logged
Quote

Oh dear, that's such a shame. Hope he soon feels better.
IP Logged
Quote

He did say after his first match he was feeling the effects of jetlag - Korea is BST+8 - and he couldn't have left London until Monday morning because he was at the Laver Cup, so it might well have something to do with that.  I know I couldn't cope with it!
IP Logged
Quote

^ Cam's first match tomorrow (Japan) has been cancelled.  I don't know the reason yet. Maybe when he pulled out of last week's match, it must have been for more than jetlag?
It's such a shame as he was wanting to play extra tournaments to qualify for the Race to Turin.
IP Logged
Quote

^ Cam tested positive for covid in Korea but he says he has no symptoms and feels 100%.  He can't play in Japan because of the quarantine period.  Trouble is he's 11th in the race to Turin (10th if to you take Zverev out) so needs all the points he can get so this must be very frustrating for him.

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/cameron-norries-atp-finals-hopes-093400483.html
IP Logged
Quote

It's such bad luck, he might not now have enough time to get the points to qualify for Turin.
Z won't play in Turin, he's out for the rest of the season, and he probably won't be fit to play until later in 2023  shocking
IP Logged
Quote

Cam is playing in the Stockholm Open this week.  Really hope he can do well there because his ranking has dropped to No. 14.
IP Logged
Quote

Stockholm R2 - Very good win for Cam, who's the No. 2 seed, defeating Aslan Karatsev 6-7(8-10), 6-3, 6-4 in a match that lasted for just over 3 hours, the first set alone taking 90 minutes.  He played one horror of a game in the 3rd set  but other than that he played extremely well.
IP Logged
Pages: 1 ... 47 48 49 [50] 51 52 53 ... 56 Reply