Cameron Norrie dismantles Diego Schwartzman for the Indian Wells semifinal
Cameron Norrie has been one of the most consistent performers in 2021 with the Brit winning his maiden ATP title this year along with several finals. He was yet to have a major breakthrough but today against Diego Schwartzman he played one of his best matches of the year. Norrie came into the match blasting away from the baseline with deadly precision catching Schwartzman off guard.
The Argentinian has a good return but early on it was not on display as Norrie was literally dismantling him. Games piled up quickly and after 32 minutes the score was showing 6-0 for Norrie. Not much can be said about the first set as Norrie was simply stunning, missing very few shots. Nobody would have taken a set from Norrie with that sort of play.
Schwartzman already notched a few notable comebacks wins at the event but that was not going to be the case today. Norrie continued playing well in the 2nd set despite a bit of a slow start. Once he settled back in he once again smashed Schwartzman with a 4-0 run to win the 2nd set with 6-2. A spectacular showing from the Brit who can win this event if he keeps this level up.
Whether he can remains to be seen but he certainly is not lacking any motivation. For Schwartzman this was a decent event but once again he failed to perform his best when it mattered the most. It probably would not have made any difference but this loss is a bad one.