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November 19, 2021

Cameron Norrie

Turin, Itay

Pala Alpitour, Torino

Press Conference


6-2, 6-1

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You said before the match you wanted to see how your game compared to the world No. 1. How would you describe the performance today?

CAMERON NORRIE: Yeah, look, I mean, he was obviously very relaxed with already being qualified for the semifinal. He came out very solid. I think I played a couple loose points in the first service game. He relaxed a little bit there.

I mean, for me, I've watched him quite a lot, he was very solid. He gave me nothing really. I knew he had a good serve. I didn't really know it was going to be this good. I think he had a very good serving day. He was, yeah, very relaxed, even going after the second serve at times.

For my level, for me to compete with him, I think I need -- there was too many free points, too many easy points in there. I think it comes down a little bit to you're playing him and you try to overplay at times.

I don't know, I mean, he was too good. He was very relaxed. He's playing amazing. The conditions are perfect for him. Too good for me today.

Q. I don't know if you know because you might not have noticed before the match, the Davis Cup next week is behind closed doors.


Q. Can I ask your reaction to that? Obviously it's a competition where the atmosphere should normally be great, loud and stuff. How does it feel? It's like a backwards step, isn't it?

CAMERON NORRIE: I mean, look, I think they're doing what's best for the public in the situation there in Austria. Obviously it's a killer for the event. For me as a player, I've not played in the one at the end of the year, I was not chosen in Madrid, I don't know how it was there.

For me it's a strange one. It's going to be strange in terms of atmosphere. You're used to having the old format with the home and away. It was great. It's going to be strange especially coming from playing this, pretty packed stadium against Djoko, to going next week and competing with no one there.

It's a neutral site. I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to being part of the team. I think it's going to be a fun way to finish the year anyway. We're just going to have to create our own energy. I get on well with all the guys on the team. I think we have a very solid team. I'm looking forward to competing regardless. I guess we're all used to playing without fans, playing a lot at the end of last year.

It will be interesting, but it's tough to hear as a player. I love playing in front of a crowd, especially at Davis Cup with the atmosphere being usually so good. It's going to be difficult. At least we got the whole team there.

Q. Other than the lack of fans, do you know of any other restrictions imposed on you and the other players?

CAMERON NORRIE: I don't. I knew there was going to be a bubble already. We knew that going in. I don't know anything further, though.

Q. What do you think Britain's chances are of winning that tournament? Give us a word on Liam Broady. He's been drafted in. Do you think he'll rise to the occasion?

CAMERON NORRIE: Yeah, I mean, great to have Broads part of the team. He always brings good energy. He's very loud. He's great to practice with. We all like him. He's good fun. Looking forward to spending some time around him.

He's had a great year. He deserves to be in the team. I think he's had his best year so far of his career. He's at a career high or around his career high. He had lots of chances and he was very close to knocking on the door to main draw of Australian Open. He deserves to be there. I'm looking forward to spending time with the team. I think it's going to be great.

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