Cameron Norrie (26th) and Nikoloz Basilashvili (36th) will compete in the final of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, in what will be the first definition in a tournament of this category for both.
The duel will be played this Sunday, October 17, not before 8:00 p.m. (Argentine time) by ESPN on Star +.
In the semifinals, Norrie defeated Grigor Dimitrov (28th) by 6-2 and 6-4, while Basilashvili did the same against Taylor Fritz (39th) by 7-6 (5) and 6-3. They starred in the lowest ranked semifinal in the history of the Masters 1000.
This will be the seventh final that Norrie will play in his career, and the sixth he will have in 2021: so far, he only won one title and it was that of the ATP 250 of Los Cabos, where he defeated Brandon Nakashima 6-2 and 6- 2. It is already 20th in the world and if it wins, it will be 16th.
On the other hand, Basilashvili will have his eighth final and third this year. In total, he has five titles achieved in the last five definition he played: after losing the first two he played, he won the next five. He is already 27 ATP and he can reach 18 ° if he lifts the trophy in Indian Wells.