Cameron Norrie Joins Carlos Alcaraz In Star-Studded Exhibition Ahead Of 2023 Season

Cameron Norrie joins Carlos Alcaraz in star-studded showcase ahead of 2023 season

World number 13 Cameron Norrie has been announced as a participant in this year’s edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championships. Norrie, 27, will make his debut at the popular exhibition that takes place in Abu Dhabi before each season.

Norrie, who made her first Grand Slam semi-final this year, joins a field of players that includes Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev and Frances Tiafoe.

Also on the women’s side, Emma Raducanu and Ons Jabeur were confirmed as participants. So far, the organizers of the Abu Dhabi show have announced five entrants for the men’s event, meaning one spot remains to be filled.

Norrie on missing the ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic is not in the top 8 on the Race To Turin list, but he will compete in the ATP Finals after winning Wimbledon. Norrie, who did not receive a single point for reaching the Wimbledon semi-final this year, described Djokovic’s qualification as «a bit strange».

“Novak obviously qualified from Wimbledon, so it seems a bit strange. I don’t know if that was the rule before or not, but it seems unfair, I guess to Nick Kyrgios as well. He lost in the final and got nothing.

I knew I hadn’t had the points all along, but I thought I still had a pretty decent chance,» Norrie said. Neither player received a single qualifying point from this year’s Wimbledon. However, Djokovic qualified for the ATP Finals. because he won a Grand Slam this year.

“The removal of ranking points at this year’s Wimbledon was made on the basis of fairness for all players, and no further rule changes related to the status of the competition were deemed necessary. As such, any player competing at Wimbledon or other Grand Slams this year had the opportunity to qualify for Turin through the Grand Slam qualification rule,» an ATP spokesperson said.

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