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Ranking ATP: Monfils Win Two Places

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Après Estoril, Lyon, le Queen's, Los Cabos et San Diego, Cameron Norrie a disputé la nuit dernière à Indian Wells sa sixième finale de l'année. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea / Panoramic After Estoril, Lyon, Queen's, Los Cabos and San Diego, Cameron Norrie played last night in Indian Wells his sixth final of the year.

a British born in South Africa and who grew up in New Zealand

born in Johannesburg, in South Africa, 26 years ago, from a Scottish father and a Welsh mother, Cameron Norrie moved with his Family in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 3 years. It is in Aukland, where his parents still live, that he spent his childhood. He represented New Zealand as a junior, but moved to London at the age of 16 and became British citizen to receive more financial support than in New Zealand. Since 2017, he has been Britain in Davis Cup. In Globe-Trotter, he decided to continue his studies in the United States in Latexas Christian University (TCU), where he studied sociology through a scholarship and played the university championships. It even became number 1 in the ranking of American university tennis and decided to go pro, only in 2017, at the age of 22. According to the ATP site, Norrie was ready to work in the finance sector, if he did not pierce the pro world.

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Indian Wells, her first big career title

before this shine in California, Cameron Norrie was not really the man of big appointments. He who has never exceeded the third round in Grand Chelem (3rd round at the Australian Open, Roland-Garros and Wimbledon this year and US Open 2020), had beat before 2021 only one top 10, John Isner in Lyon in 2018 ... This year, it is dominated two (Rublev in San Diego and Thiem in Lyon). In Indian Wells, where the biggest series heads have fallen like fly, it has been "content" from dominating Roberto Bautista AGUT (15th), Diego Schwartzman (11th) and Grigor Dimitrov (23rd), then has enforced his Status in the final against the other surprise Nikoloz Basilavashili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Six finals disputed in 2021 as .... Djokovic

Norrie, Dimitrov advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

  Norrie, Dimitrov advance to semifinals at Indian Wells INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing cheers from the small crowd at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where attendance has been capped at well below capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic. “For my biggest match of my career to play like I did and execute like I did was the biggest thing that I'm most happy with,” Norrie said. No.

Before 2021, Norrie had reached only a final on the main circuit, it was at Auckland in 2019. After Estoril, Lyon, Queen's, Los Cabos and San Diego, he played last night in Indian Wells SA Sixth Finale of the year. In 2021, it is equal with Djokovic, in front of Ruud (5), Medvedev (5) and Tsitsipas (5). Just that. He had unlocked his counter in Los Cabos. His victory in a 1000 masters, the most beautiful of his career obviously, allows him to jump from the 26th to the 16th place, his best career ranking, and become the new British number in front of Daniel Evans. With this 1000 masters in the pocket, it is even totally restarted in the race to the masters (it is 11th at the breed).

left-handed and infatigable counterpart

his victim in the final Basilashvili summarized: "It's really not easy to play from the bottom. He plays smartly. " If it is not the most spectacular player of the circuit, the left-handed has this ability to keep the cadence with his flip back and his shot lifted and to crack his opponent. In marathonal shorts. " I've always been a good runner," entrusted to the Daily Mail . My mother has always made marathons, so I have good genes. And I did a lot of cross-country. "He considers, especially to have crossed a cape to the service, a long time a weak point of his game. " The difference with the previous years is that I think much less on the court. It is also due to my progress in service. I hit the ball better in the important moments of the matches. "

True to his Argentinian Coach

The British has been collaborating since 2017 with the same coach who is also one of his best friends: Argentinian Facundo Lugones. The two men knew each other when Norrie evolved at Texas Christian University. "Facu" Lugones also studied there, after a disenchanted parenthesis in the pro world. Between 2009 and 2011, Argentine had a short career on the Funes circuit (3rd Pro Division) with the best ranking (1337th Worldwide in 2010). At the exit of the American university in 2017, he decided very quickly to start coaching with his friend. A collaboration that bears fruit today.

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After being sidelined for some two years due to the pandemic, the Canadian women's rugby team returns to action Monday when it takes on the U.S. in Glendale, Colo. And not a moment too soon. The women face a compressed schedule as they prepare for the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand, which was pushed back to next October because of COVID. It's the first test for the third-ranked Canadian and sixth-ranked American women since they met Nov. 20 and 24, 2019, at the Can-Am Series in Chula Vista, Calif. Canada won both games, 19-0 and 52-27. Canada coach Sandro Fiorino held East and West camps this July, allowing he and his staff to see some 80 players.

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