Surprise Indian Wells finalist Cam Norrie is looking past his Sunday final with Nikoloz Basilashvili, with the British No. 1 dreaming of making a run in the second week of the Grand Slams.

The No. 29 who will be playing an ATP-joint leading sixth final of the season, will bid for a 47th victory of 2021 against the Georgian.

But whatever happens on court in the Californian desert, Norrie wants to continue his current run of form at all costs.

“I’m really happy with how this week’s gone, I feel like I’m improving,” he said. “

I’m looking forward to the match and really looking forward to going out and enjoying it.”

The Brit who could become the first from his nation to lift the Indian Wells trophy added that his main goal now will be the majors, with three third rounds this season his best ever.

“I’ve had some opportunities there to make the second week of a Slam, but it’s not gone my way. Hopefully with these results I can put myself in a higher seeding there, then maybe have some more chances.

“But I’ve faced some pretty decent players this year in the third round: Rafa in Australia, Rafa at the French, then Roger at Wimbledon. 

“I feel (I’ve played) some tough guys out there.”

Norrie cannot escape the relentless pressure of the national press, looking for a worthy successor to Andy Murray

The fourth Brit to reach the title match is trying to put the expectations on hold.

“I’m not really going to think about that too much. It’s very special, especially looking at the other names, Greg (Rusedski) , Tim (Henman) and Andy – all British tennis icons and legends. 

“To be added to that list is extremely special for me. The last two days have been the biggest matches of my career, so I’m going to go out there (in) the Biggest match of my career.

“There’s a lot of work to be done. I’m looking forward to the occasion. Feeling all the nerves and all the pressure, it’s definitely great to experience”


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