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Indian Wells 2021: Cam Norrie joins star-studded list of champions with Basilashvili victory

Posted On: 4 Dec 2021   |   Posted By: The Sport Review

With no former men's champions in the draw of this year's Indian Wells Masters, everything pointed to one of a clutch of young players who had been making their mark with Masters titles of their own in the last two or so years.
Top seed Daniil Medvedev, No2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, No3 Alexander Zverev were all riding a great season: the first with both Masters and Major titles; the second with the most match-wins, a first Masters title and first Major final; the third with two Masters titles and Olympic gold.
They were not the only young talents jostling around the qualification zone for the ATP Finals: Hubert Hurkacz won Miami, one of three titles this year; Andrey Rublev had made the finals of two Masters; Matteo Berrettini reached the finals of Madrid and Wimbledon.
In the event, a number of the young stars who had won tournaments in the month or so before Indian Wells, the likes of Jannik Sinner and Casper Ruud, joined several big names on the plane home well before the quarter-finals.
And by the semis,...

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