Cameron Norrie achieves several milestones at the San Diego Open

Cameron Norrie played a brilliant event in San Diego to reach the final but by losing it he achieved a bad milestone.

The year 2021 is undoubtedly the year of Cameron Norrie. The British player has played the best tennis of his career reaching 5 finals overall so far which is unbelievable. He broke into the top 30 and currently occupies a top 15 spot in the ATP Race to Turin with a solid chance to book a spot in Turin. He also achieved some milestones at the San Diego Open he did not do before.

He defeated three players ranked higher than him in three consecutive rounds at the event. First, he bested compatriot Dan Evans, before beating Denis Shapovalov and ultimately Andrey Rublev. However, in the final, he was smashed by Ruud easily who is one of the players that arguably is having a better year than Norrie.

It marked a negative milestone for Norrie who lost his 4th final in 2021 and 5th overall in his career. Norrie played in six ATP Finals and he lost 5 of them which is a very negative record for the Brit. While Norrie did not have a chance against Ruud he also lost some very winnable finals in 2021 as well. He would not want to make it a trend.

Either way this will be a year Norrie will hardly forget and perpahs it's only a stepping stone toward even more sucess. It has been by far Norrie’s best season, with a win-loss record of 41-20 so far this year. That tally of wins is 20 more than his previous best year, 2019, when Norrie claimed a 21-25 win-loss record.

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