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Indian Wells, Great Britain, New Zealand, Wimbledon: 11 questions about Cameron Norrie – updated after 2022 US Open
After a breakout season in 2021, Cameron Norrie has had his best year ever in Grand Slams in 2022. Here is everything you need to know about the Brit
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 reached the fourth round of the US Open in September 2022.
He had reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final in July 2022, beating David Goffin in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. Norrie became the fourth British man in the Open Era to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon, joining Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Roger Taylor.
However, he lost in the last four to Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
He enjoyed his breakout season in 2021 during which he also made his debut in the 2021 ATP Finals as an alternate, replacing the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Brit made his top 20 debut after winning an ATP Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells in October, 2021. Seeded 21st Norrie defeated 15th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, 11th seed Diego Schwartzman, 23rd seed Grigor Dimitrov and 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, which is still listed as his residence, and now represents Great Britain.
“Yeah, it’s pretty interesting, my background obviously from various places,” he said in 2022. “But I’m living here, based here. I feel good coming back here, practising with the younger Brits.
“I think ever since college I’ve been living here. I’m enjoying it. It’s pretty similar to the people and the sports and everything. I love rugby, the cricket. I’m feeling pretty at home. It’s been great to follow all the sports here. It’s been good.”
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.
“I think you can’t lose anything,” he said in 2022 after reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. “You’re going there, going to get a good scholarship. You get to enjoy it, work on your tennis, and get an education. Then you got the tour there waiting for you. You’re not really spending too much money on the tour and taking a lot of mental scarring from losing a lot of matches.”
What is Norrie’s highest ranking?
Norrie’s highest ranking is world No 10, in April 2022. 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. In 2022, he won in Lyon and Delray Beach to take his total to four.
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 before 2022 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. His Wimbledon campaign in 2022 is his best performance so far, and he followed that by reaching the fourth round of the US Open.
How much prize money has Cameron Norrie won in his career?
As of July 2022, Norrie had won more than $6.3 million in career prize money, including more than $2 million in 2021 alone.
Who is Cameron Norrie’s girlfriend?
Cameron Norrie is currently dating Louise Jacobi, a 22 year-old American-based textile designer and businesswoman who runs her own textile company, Please Don’t Touch, in New York , where she holds the position of Creative Director. She is also the co-founder of luxury design firm Studio Virgo, which is located in California.
Is Cameron Norrie on social media?
Yes, Cameron Norrie has Twitter, where he has 34,900 followers, and Instagram, where he has more than 92,800 followers.