Norrie shines in new shoes

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Cameron Norrie of Britains holds the trophy at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the U.S.
Cameron Norrie of Britains holds the trophy at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the U.S.
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Cameron Norrie said playing the Indian Wells final in a brand new pair of shoes early on Monday (SA time) was not ideal, but the South African-born Briton was able to see the funny side of things after getting past Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Norrie, who became the first British man to win the Masters 1000 tournament, discovered shortly before the biggest match of his career that three pairs of well-worn shoes he had left on his locker overnight had disappeared.

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“Luckily I didn’t have a wedding ring attached,” he added, referring to an incident involving Andy Murray before the tournament.

Murray’s shoes and ring were returned following a public appeal.

Norrie was not as fortunate, however.

“I looked all day, had everyone looking. I don’t know what the people have against Brits with stealing shoes, but I didn’t manage to get them back,” Norrie said.

“I wore them in a little bit, came good in the end.”

Tennis player Victoria Azarenka.
Victoria Azarenka.
tennis player Paula Badosa.
Paula Badosa.

Meanwhile, Paula Badosa capturing the biggest title of her career with a 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) victory over Victoria Azarenka at Indian Wells.

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