Cameron Norrie’s next match will be in the ATP Finals in 2021 against Novak Djokovic.
Norrie, the Indian Wells champion, is only the fourth British man to compete in an end-of-year tournament, and he had to rely on two injuries to get in.
Cameron Norrie was probably making dinner plans when he got a £60,000 call on Wednesday, but former British No 1 Greg Rusedski insists that despite arriving at the ATP World Tour Finals as the second reserve, he will have remained focused on tennis.
Norrie’s best year earned him enough points to qualify in 10th place for the eight-man end-of-year championship, which was held in Turin for the first time this season, and he was asked to travel to Italy in case any of the higher-ranked competitors were injured.
And, with Matteo Berrettini withdrawing with an abdominal strain on Tuesday and Stefanos Tsitsipas withdrawing at lunchtime on Wednesday, he was drafted in to play Casper Ruud with only eight hours’ notice – an appearance that will net him (dollar)83,000 (around £62,000) in prize money, win or lose.
Norrie, according to Rusedski, will have seen the call-up coming – and will have a lot more on his mind than money. Rusedski was in a similar situation at the same tournament in 1998 when Andre Agassi and Marcelo Rios both pulled out.
Friday, November 19th is
Time: 8 p.m. UK
Watch the ATP World Tour Finals live on Amazon Prime Video on your mobile, tablet, or smart TV (with a Prime subscription, £7.99 per month).
ipredictions: Norrie has never faced the world No. 1 before, so you’d think he’d cause Djokovic some problems, but the Serb has looked dominant so far this week.
Djokovic in the second round.
“In Paris, there were rumors about Tsitsipas’ elbow injury,” Rusedski told me.
“He would have seen Berrettini clearly get injured [against Alexander Zverev on Sunday]and assumed Berrettini would not be able to play on Tuesday.”
“Even [Hubert] Hurkacz’s foot didn’t look right at the end of his match with [Jannik] Sinner.
“So you have to be mentally focused and prepared because if you get in, the opportunity is almost as good as winning a 250-point event.”
News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.
Cameron Norrie’s next match is against Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals in 2021, and you can watch it live here.
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When is Cameron Norrie playing next? ATP Finals 2021 schedule and how to watch match vs Novak Djokovic
Norrie vs Djokovic
Date: Friday 19 November
Time: 8pm UK time
TV/live stream: Watch the ATP World Tour Finals live on Amazon Prime Video via the website or the Prime Video app on mobile, tablet or Smart TV (with Prime subscription, £7.99 a month)
ipredicts: Norrie has never faced the world No 1 so you would like to think could pose some awkward problems for Djokovic, but frankly the Serb has looked imperious so far this week. Djokovic in 2.