"A little bit frustrating but nothing you can do" - Norrie on missing out on Wimbledon points
Norrie made it a goal this year to play at the ATP Finals after getting to Turin last year as an alternate. He's been working slowly towards that goal but a semi-final at Wimbledon would have helped that endeavour greatly if he got the points he earned. Due to the ban and the fallout after that, he didn't and that's left him a bit frustrated:
“For me, it is a little bit frustrating, but there is nothing you can do and it is what it is. Even more so for me, it doesn’t change too much, I am still in the main draw of all these tournaments, and still seeded relatively highly in most of them."
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“It is a bit of a shame not to be rewarded on the rankings side, but if you look at the other Brits you see Alastair Gray won a round, Ryan Peniston won a round, [Liam] Broady made the third round and for those guys it hurts them even more, they are pushing to get into the main draws of Slams, qualifiers of Slams."
“I am already in the big tournaments so I don’t have to worry about that. For me, Indian Wells is coming off in October so I have defended most of that, but for me it changes nothing. It’s a shame about the lack of points, but it makes me even hungrier to get into the top 10 regardless of that.”