Cameron Norrie’s ATP Finals End With Heavy Loss Against Novak Djokovic

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Cameron Norrie’s stellar season ended with a stinging loss to Novak Djokovic in the ATP final in Turin, with the world No.1 winning 6-2, 6-1.

The British No.1’s reward for 50 match wins, a first ATP title at Indian Wells and a climb to 12th in the world was the entry into the final as a second substitute after injuries to Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Casper Ruud’s loss reduced any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals and, with Djokovic already qualified, the round robin phase ended with a dead rubber. But if anyone questioned Djokovic’s motivation, he proved them wrong, running away with the first set in 28 minutes.

Norrie has had her moments: a few sizzling passing shots and a breaking point in the second. But he had no doubts about the class gap between the world number 1 and those in the chasing pack.

“I tried not to think about tomorrow. It’s not easy to enter the field knowing that you are already qualified, you know your opponent, you know the schedule, ”said Djokovic, who faces Alexander Zverev in the last four. “But listen, I tried to be professional. I respect everyone I play with and the public wants to see a game, so I tried to do my best. I played really well and really took the tie away from Cameron.

Quick guide

ATP Finals: the semi-finals

Spectacle

Simple
(2) Daniel Medvedev v Casper Ruud (8) 1 p.m. (all GMT)
(1) Novak Djokovic vs. Alexander Zverev (3) 20h

Double

(2) R Ram and J Salisbury v M Pavic and N Mektic (1) 10h30
(4) H Zeballos & M Granollers v N Mahut & PH Herbert (3) 17h30

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Norrie said: “For me to compete with him there were too many free easy points in there. I think it kinda depends on whether you play it and sometimes try to overplay it. He was very relaxed. He plays amazing. Too good for me today.

Previously, Briton Joe Salisbury had qualified for the last four in doubles. Salisbury and his American partner Rajeev Ram defeated Colombians Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah after a decisive game in the deciding set 7-5, 2-6, 11-9.

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