General Cameron
Norrie
Male
England
1995-08-23
Johannesburg, South Africa


About

Norrie was born in South Africa to a Scottish father, David, and a Welsh mother, Helen, who were both microbiologists. Three years later, following a burglary, the family moved to New Zealand, where Norrie played tennis, squash, rugby, football, and cricket, finally concentrating on tennis at fifteen.

Norrie represented New Zealand as a junior, becoming No. 10 in the world, but received only a few thousand dollars from Tennis NZ, so his parents had to finance his overseas travel. At fifteen, he toured Europe for five months.

Norrie switched his allegiance at 16 to Great Britain, the nationality of both his parents, partly due to available funding, spending three years in London by himself. He lived and trained at the National Tennis Centre, later residing with a host family for two years while he continued his training. In 2013, he competed in all the Junior Grand Slams; the Australian Open for New Zealand, then for Great Britain at the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, but only won one match, in Australia.

Norrie had difficulty on the European tennis circuit, so he considered training at American universities. Norrie studied sociology on a scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) and joined the Horned Frogs university team, where he became the top-ranked male college tennis player in the US, being the first time that TCU had such an honour. In addition, Norrie was All-American three times.
In the 2016–17 season, Norrie was the only player to win every Big 12 match he participated in, with a 10-0 record in singles and doubles. In spite of being seeded No 1, Norrie missed the end of season NCAA Championships and put a hold on his studies, so that he could turn professional

In January 2013, Norrie played his first senior tournament at the ATP Auckland Open, winning the first qualifying round.

Norrie played three clay-court events in 2013; the Great Britain Futures F9 second round and F11 quarterfinals, followed by the Boy's French Open first round. He didn't play another match on clay until the 2018 Davis Cup against Spain.

Turning 18, Norrie was ranked No. 1348, but a semifinal showing at the Canada Futures F6 improved his ranking to No. 973, rising to No. 637 by June 2014. Whilst studying at university, he played only sporadically on the tour, falling to No. 1114 in October 2015. On 11 October 2015, Norrie won the USA Futures F29 at Mansfield, Texas, and became ranked 706.

In 2016, back-to-back titles at the USA Futures F21 and USA Futures F23 pushed him to No. 422 in July. A month later, at the all-British final of the Aptos Challenger, Norrie was beaten by Dan Evans and rose to No. 298.

In 2017, Norrie played three events in January, reaching the semifinal of the Maui Challenger to become world No 238.

For the Davis Cup World Group match against France, Norrie joined the British team as a hitting partner.

After completing three years of his four-year university course, Norrie turned professional in June, competing at the Surbiton and Nottingham Challengers, but still had a training base at TCU in Fort Worth.

Norrie made his ATP main-draw debut at the Aegon Championships, after receiving a wild card into the singles main draw, where he was defeated by Sam Querrey in the first round. Norrie earned his first ATP main-draw victory by beating Horacio Zeballos at Eastbourne, which was his first win over a top-50 player.

Awarded a wild card for Wimbledon, Norrie was beaten by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 12th seed, in the opening round.

In July, Norrie won his first Challenger title at Binghamton, which had previously been won by Kyle Edmund in 2015, and Andy Murray in 2005.

He qualified for the main draw of the US Open, where he progressed to the second round.

The Cary Challenger final, followed by successive Challenger titles in Tiburon and Stockton, pushed Norrie to world No. 111 in October.

In December, his Argentine coach Facundo Lugones arranged a four-week training camp in Buenos Aires, where Norrie hit with Juan Martin Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman.

In 2018, Norrie was seeded sixth in the qualifying draw for the Australian Open, but failed to advance into the main draw, losing to world No. 221 John-Patrick Smith. The following week, seeded fifth, he lost in the first round of the Newport Beach challenger event, losing to Michael Mmoh.

In February, Norrie was selected for the Davis Cup team for the first time for Great Britain's World Group first round match against Spain. He recorded the biggest win of his career in his first match, coming from two sets down to defeat world No. 23 Roberto Bautista-Agut in five sets.

Norrie made his ATP main-draw debut at Delray Beach as a lucky loser. He lost in the first round to Hyeon Chung.

He qualified for Acapulco, losing to world No. 6 Dominic Thiem in the first round in three tight sets.

He qualified for his ATP World Tour Masters 1000 main-draw debut at the Indian Wells Masters in March 2018, but lost in the first round to Taro Daniel.

He qualified for his second successive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 at the 2018 Miami Open, but lost to Nicolás Jarry in the first round.

His next main draw event was the Estoril Open. He lost in the second round to Roberto Carballés Baena. He teamed up with fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in doubles and won his maiden ATP Title, beating Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak. The pair did not drop a set the whole tournament.

Norrie failed to qualify for the Italian Open, losing in the first round of the qualification draw to Federico Delbonis. At Lyon, he beat his first top 10 opponent, John Isner, and reached his first ATP Semifinal.

At the 2018 French Open Norrie was a direct entrant into a grand slam for the first time. He played Peter Gojowczyk in the opening round, and won after Gojowczyk retired through injury. In the second round he faced Frenchman Lucas Pouille on the Phillipe Chatrier court. Norrie eventually lost to the French number one in 5 sets, after darkness interrupted play at the end of the 4th set.

Cameron lost in the first round of the Nottingham challenger, Queens Club and Wimbledon. However, he did reach the quarter finals at Eastbourne, despite self-admittedly not being a big fan of the grass surface. After the early exit in 2018 Wimbledon, he succeeded to reach his second ATP Semifinal in 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open after beating Malek Jaziri, no.6 seed Jérémy Chardy and no.2 seed Nick Kyrgios. He then lost to Ryan Harrison in three sets, despite winning the first set. A week later he continued his good form on hard courts, by reaching the quarterfinal of 2018 Los Cabos Open.



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Archive statistics 2017 - 2022
4
260
160


Tournament wins 2022 - Delray Beach (ATP)
2022 - Lyon Open (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2021 - Abierto Mexicano Mifel (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2021 - Indian Wells ()


Tournaments Australian Open - 2022 Wimbledon - 2022 Monte Carlo - 2022 Roland Garros - 2022 US Open - 2022 Canadian International Championships - 2022 Cincinnati - 2022 Queens Club Tournament - 2022 Italian International Championships - 2022 Conde de Godo - 2022 Austria Open - 2022 Paris Masters - 2022 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2022 Delray Beach - 2022 Abierto Mexicano - 2022 Indian Wells - 2022 Miami Open - 2022 Madrid Open - 2022 Eastbourne - 2022 Abierto Mexicano Mifel - 2022 Lyon Open - 2022 Stockholm Open - 2022 Korea Open - 2022 Australian Open - 2021 Wimbledon - 2021 Roland Garros - 2021 US Open - 2021 Canadian International Championships - 2021 Cincinnati - 2021 Queens Club Tournament - 2021 Italian International Championships - 2021 Conde de Godo - 2021 Austria Open - 2021 Paris Masters - 2021 ATP World Tour Finals - 2021 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2021 Open 13 - 2021 Delray Beach - 2021 Abierto Mexicano - 2021 Indian Wells - 2021 Miami Open - 2021 Estoril Open - 2021 Atlanta - 2021 Washington Open - 2021 Abierto Mexicano Mifel - 2021 Lyon Open - 2021 Murray River Open - 2021 San Diego Open - 2021 Australian Open - 2020 Roland Garros - 2020 US Open - 2020 Cincinnati - 2020 St. Petersburg Open - 2020 Auckland - 2020 Delray Beach - 2020 Abierto Mexicano - 2020 European Open - 2020 New York Open - 2020 Astana Open - 2020 Australian Open - 2019 Wimbledon - 2019 Monte Carlo - 2019 Roland Garros - 2019 US Open - 2019 Canadian International Championships - 2019 US Clay Courts - 2019 Queens Club Tournament - 2019 Italian International Championships - 2019 Conde de Godo - 2019 China Open - 2019 Shanghai - 2019 Paris Masters - 2019 Auckland - 2019 Abierto Mexicano - 2019 Indian Wells - 2019 Miami Open - 2019 Eastbourne - 2019 Atlanta - 2019 Rio de Janeiro Open - 2019 Abierto Mexicano Mifel - 2019 European Open - 2019 Lyon Open - 2019 Cordoba Open - 2019 Zhuhai Championships - 2019 Wimbledon - 2018 Roland Garros - 2018 US Open - 2018 Queens Club Tournament - 2018 Austria Open - 2018 Delray Beach - 2018 Abierto Mexicano - 2018 Indian Wells - 2018 Miami Open - 2018 Estoril Open - 2018 Eastbourne - 2018 Atlanta - 2018 Shenzen Open - 2018 Abierto Mexicano Mifel - 2018 European Open - 2018 Lyon Open - 2018 Wimbledon - 2017 US Open - 2017 Queens Club Tournament - 2017 Eastbourne - 2017

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