Indian Wells, Great Britain, New Zealand: 10 questions about Cameron Norrie

Cameron Norrie is enjoying his breakout season in 2021 at the age of 26. Here is everything you need to know about the Brit

Cameron Norrie (GBR) in the semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Who is Cameron Norrie?

Cameron Norrie is a professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour. He was born on August 23, 1995.

Why is Cameron Norrie in the news?

Norrie is enjoying his breakout season in 2021. He made his debut in the 2021 ATP Finals as an alternate, replacing the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Already ranked a career-high No 26, the Brit made his top 20 debut after winning an ATP Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells in October of 2021. Seeded 21st Norrie has beaten 15th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, 11th seed Diego Schwartzman and 23rd seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach his biggest career final — where defeated Nikoloz Basilavashili in three sets after trailing by a set and a break.

Is Cameron Norrie British?

Norrie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to a Scottish father and a Welsh mother. When Cameron was three, his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where his parents still live. He represented New Zealand as a junior but moved to London at the age of 16, where is still listed as his residence, and now represents Great Britain.

Was Cameron Norrie a successful junior?

Norrie peaked at No 10 in the ITF world junior rankings in March 2013. He won 5 ITF junior titles, including the Grade I Mitsubishi-Lancer International Junior Championships in 2013 and the New Zealand 18 & Under Summer Championships in 2012 and 2013.

Where did Cameron Norrie go to college?

Norrie went to Texas Christian University (TCU), where he studied sociology on a scholarship, and played collegiate tennis at TCU. He became the top-ranked male college tennis player in the United States, marking the first time that some from TCU had achieved that position. The Brit decided to turn pro only in 2017.

What is Norrie’s highest ranking?

Norrie’s current ranking of No 16, which he achieved in October 2021, is also his career-high. You can find his current ranking and ranking history on his ATP Tour profile page.

How many titles has Cameron Norrie won in his career?

Norrie won his first singles title in Los Cabos in 2021; Indian Wells was his second. He has also reached six finals on the ATP Tour this year — Estoril and Lyon on clay, Queen’s Club on grass, and San Diego and Indian Wells on hard courts.

Prior to 2021, he had reached only one ATP singles final – in Auckland in 2019. He also has one ATP doubles title to his credit – Estoril in 2018 with Kyle Edmund.

What is Norrie’s best performance at a Grand Slam?

Norrie’s best performance at a Grand Slam has been reaching the third round – which he did at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 2021, and at the US Open in 2020.

How much prize money has Cameron Norrie won in his career?

As of October 2021, Norrie had won more than $4 million in career prize money, including more than $2 million in 2021 alone.

Is Cameron Norrie on social media?

Yes Norrie is active on social media. As of October 17, 2021, Ruud has over 15,000 followers on Twitter, over 33,500 followers on Instagram, and on Facebook where has more than 4,000 followers.

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