Cameron Norrie set to earn nearly £1million as a result of Indian Wells triumph
The Indian Wells 2021 Tournament concluded on Monday 18 October 2021 with Cameron Norrie winning the trophy and becoming the first British player to do so at the BNP Paribas Open.
Norrie came from a set down to defeat Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6 6-4 6-1 in the final and has become the first British man to win the prestigious Indian Wells “fifth Grand Slam” title.
As a result of Norrie’s tremendous success in California, he has now risen to number 15 in the world rankings, is the new British Number one and is set to reap the rewards of the deep prize money pot Indian Wells offers.
What happened to Cameron Norrie at Indian Wells 2021?
Cameron Norrie reached his sixth ATP final on Monday 18 October and claimed his second ATP singles win of his career.
Norrie entered the tournament in the second round, taking on Tennys Sandgren and winning 6-4 5-7 6-0.
In the third round of the tournament Norrie became the last Brit left in the competition after Andy Murray lost to Alexander Zverev and Dan Evans lost to Diego Schwartzman. Norrie took on Roberto Bautista Agut and won in three sets 6-4 5-7 6-3 before facing Tommy Paul in the last 16 and again winning in three sets 4-6 6-4 6-2.
Norrie breezed through the quarter-finals, beating Schwartzman 6-0 6-2 before playing Girgor Dimitrov in the semifinals. Norrie won 6-2 6-4 and made his way to his sixth ATP singles final.
Despite losing the first set in the final, Norrie fought back, regaining strength and confidence, meanwhile his opponent began to make more and more unforced errors ultimately losing his initial lead to the superior player. Norrie came back to win 3-6 6-4 6-1 taking his second ATP singles title of his career.
Norries achievement is also the first British to win an ATP title since Andy Murray won in Paris in 2016.
How much did Cameron Norrie earn as a result of Indian Wells 2021 win?
As well as the glory of another tournament win and rising eleven places in the world ATP rankings, Norrie is set to earn nearly £1million as a result of his three set victory over Basilashvili.
The total prize money pool for the tournament stood at just over £12million which is the same as what it offered in 2019.
The pot was split evenly between the men’s and the women’s draws with just over £6million available for each tour and over £880,000 is reserved for the winner.
Norrie’s success has sent him home with the best part of £1million. Other than the Grand Slams, few other events on the tour offer such a high pay day for those who are more successful in the tournament.
While Basilashvili will have been gutted to have missed out on that final, he will be somewhat comforted by the runner-up prize money on offer which amounts to over £465,000.
How much is Cameron Norrie’s net worth?
Throughout his career, The 26-year-old South African born tennis player has earned over £3million thanks to his efforts on the court.
Just under half of these earnings were earned in 2021 due to his breakout year on the 2021 ATP tour.
With the factoring in of sponsorship and partnership deals, Norrie’s net worth is expected to be around £3.6million.
What’s next for Cameron Norrie?
Norrie’s amazing success in California has meant that he has a chance of qualifying for the ATP finals tournament in Turin, Italy, which starts on 14 November 2021.
In order to qualify, Norrie must look to continue his success at other upcoming tournaments, such as the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on 25 October; the St Petersburg Open, also on 25 October; The Rolex Paris Masters on 1 November and the Stockholm Open which starts on 7 November 2021.
Norrie is just 125 points behind the ninth-placed Hubert Hurkacz who is currently occupying the final qualifying spot for the ATP finals.
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