Cameron Norrie inspired by Emma Raducanu’s US Open win, but says it’s ’50-50′ about which story is more believable

Great Britain's Cameron Norrie celebrates

He drew inspiration from Emma Raducanu’s US Open fairytale, but newly-crowned BNP Paribas Open champion Cameron Norrie admits both their achievements were “crazy”.

A month after Raducanu became the first qualifier – man or woman – to win the US Open and end Great Britain’s 44-wait for another women’s major winner, Norrie pulled off a miracle of his own.

Seeded 21st, the 26-year-old became the first British singles winner of the prestigious Indian Wells title, coming from a set down to defeat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the final.

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What made his victory even more remarkable was the fact that his only other previous title came at the ATP 250 event at Los Cabos earlier this year, but he had been building towards it as his California final victory was his 47th match win of the year.

Norrie, though, is still a little astonished by his and Raducanu’s triumphs.

“What she has done has been extremely impressive and she inspired me a little bit, that was crazy,” he said.

“I don’t know what’s more believable, her winning the US Open or me winning this — 50-50 maybe.”