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Indian Wells 2021: Cam Norrie's dream run continues with victory over Dimitrov

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

So much about this year's BNP Paribas Open has been unusual.
It was being held two and a half years after the last edition: the coronavirus pandemic saw to that, and to the continuing restrictions on fan and media attendance.
It was being held in autumn instead of spring: So rather than forming the first half of the March Sunshine Double, it came at the end of a long and gruelling season.
Some of the sport's biggest names and former champions were missing from the draws: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, defending champion Dominic Thiem, Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, Sofia Kenin, and both Williams sisters... that represents a lot of star power.
And by the semi-finals, there was not a top-10 player left standing in either draw.
But the results on the men's side brought surprise after surprise, such that all four semi-finalists were ranked outside the top 25-a first in the 280 Masters tournaments held since the start of the series in 1990.
And all four players were into their first Indian...

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