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Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie lost tennis shoes before final

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Cameron Norrie has revealed his tennis shoes were taken from his locker overnight before his final at the BNP Paribas Open, forcing him to play the biggest match of his life with new shoes.

“Every day I left my shoes on top of the locker. I think someone, I don’t know who it was, maybe someone from the cleaners or something last night, came through and they threw the three pairs of shoes that I had away,” said Norrie after he defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win his first Masters 1000 title, at Indian Wells.

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