"Too good" says Cameron Norrie on Casper Ruud beating him for the trophy
Cameron Norrie played some smashing tennis to reach the San Diego Open and his comeback win over Andrey Rublev in the semifinal sticks out. In the final he was matched up against Casper Ruud, a player he never played before and it did not go too well. He lost 0-6 2-6 and after the match he said:
"Big congrats to you, Casper. What a year you're having. You're the true professional, what an athlete and big congrats to you and your team up there. Too good today and nothing I could do. I fought as hard as I could, but well done, and you deserved the win. Well done with the title."
For Norrie, it was a chance to win his 2nd career title after winning the Los Cabos Open earlier in the year however Ruud proved too good. It was his 6th career final with 5 of them coming this year. It also marked the 4th time he lost a final this year making his record a rather bad one of 1-5.
The Brit is nonetheless enjoying a breakout year that saw him climb into the top 30 of the world not far away from British number one Dan Evans. Norrie will shift his focus towards the Indian Wells Masters that starts in a few days.