Cameron Norrie is a British professional tennis player.
70 Facts About Cameron Norrie
Cameron Norrie has reached career-high rankings of world No 8 in singles and No 117 in doubles.
Cameron Norrie has won five ATP Tour singles titles and one doubles title.
Cameron Norrie was born in 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to British microbiologist parents: his father David is from Glasgow and his mother Helen is from Cardiff.
In 1998, when Cameron Norrie was three, he and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand, after being victims of a burglary in South Africa.
Cameron Norrie is a supporter of South Sydney Rabbitohs, the New Zealand All Blacks national rugby union team, and Newcastle United Football Club.
Cameron 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.
Cameron Norrie lived and trained at the National Tennis Centre, later residing with a host family for two years while he continued his training.
Cameron Norrie had difficulty on the European tennis circuit, so he considered training at an American university.
Cameron Norrie studied sociology on a sports scholarship at Texas Christian University 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 spite of being seeded No 1, Cameron Norrie missed the end of season NCAA Championships and put a hold on his studies, so that he could turn professional.
In 2018, Cameron Norrie won his debut Davis Cup match in Spain against world No 23 Roberto Bautista Agut, despite only turning professional eight months previously, and last playing on clay in 2013.
Cameron Norrie, ranked No 114, came from two sets down, in what former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd said was "one of the most impressive debuts of all time".
In January 2013, Cameron Norrie played his first senior tournament at the ATP Auckland Open, winning the first qualifying round.
Cameron 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.
On 11 October 2015, Cameron Norrie won the USA Futures F29 at Mansfield, Texas, and became ranked 706.
Cameron 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.
Cameron Norrie earned his first ATP main-draw victory by beating Horacio Zeballos at Eastbourne, which was his first win over a top-50 player.
In July, Cameron Norrie won his first Challenger title at Binghamton, which had previously been won by Kyle Edmund in 2015, and Andy Murray in 2005.
Cameron 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.
Cameron Norrie 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.
Cameron Norrie made his ATP main-draw debut at Delray Beach as a lucky loser.
Cameron Norrie lost in the first round to Hyeon Chung.
Cameron Norrie lost in the second round to Roberto Carballes Baena.
Cameron Norrie teamed up with fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in doubles and won his maiden ATP Title, beating Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak.
Cameron Norrie failed to qualify for the Italian Open, losing in the first round of the qualification draw to Federico Delbonis.
At the 2018 French Open Cameron Norrie was a direct entrant into a grand slam for the first time.
Cameron Norrie played Peter Gojowczyk in the opening round, and won after Gojowczyk retired through injury.
Cameron Norrie eventually lost to the French number one in 5 sets, after darkness interrupted play at the end of the 4th set.
Cameron Norrie lost in the first round of the Nottingham challenger, Queens Club and Wimbledon.
Cameron Norrie then lost to Ryan Harrison in three sets, despite winning the first set.
Cameron Norrie received a wildcard into the main draw of the 2019 Auckland Open, in which he beat Benoit Paire, Joao Sousa, Taylor Fritz and Jan-Lennard Struff to reach his debut ATP final.
Cameron Norrie then entered Acapulco, in which he beat Yoshihito Nishioka, fourth seed Diego Schwartzman and Mackenzie McDonald in order to reach his first ATP 500 semifinal.
Cameron Norrie lost to second seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets.
Cameron Norrie reached the 3rd round of an ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters singles, where he beat Adrian Mannarino and Marton Fucsovics before he lost to qualifier Lorenzo Sonego.
At Wimbledon, Cameron Norrie reached the second round, losing to eighth seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets.
Cameron Norrie again reached the semifinals in Atlanta, again losing to Fritz, but this time in three sets.
Cameron Norrie lost to qualifier Gregoire Barrere in a five-set thriller at the US Open, losing in a tiebreaker in the fifth set.
Cameron Norrie reached the second round of the 2019 Zhuhai Championships, losing to Gael Monfils in three sets.
At the 2019 European Open, Cameron Norrie lost to Feliciano Lopez in straight sets.
Cameron Norrie then defeated Federico Coria before falling in the third round to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, marking his best career result at a major.
Cameron Norrie matched this performance by reaching the same round at the 2021 Australian Open, where he was defeated by the world No 2 Rafael Nadal.
Cameron Norrie reached his second ATP Tour singles final at the Estoril Open, defeating second seed Christian Garin and sixth seed Marin Cilic before losing to Albert Ramos Vinolas in the final.
Cameron Norrie continued by reaching the final after defeating eighth seed Karen Khachanov, where he was beaten by second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Cameron Norrie reached the third round of a major at the French Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
At Wimbledon, Cameron Norrie reached the third round of a major yet again, where he was defeated by the sixth seed Roger Federer in four sets.
Cameron Norrie won his first ATP title at the Los Cabos Open, beating Brandon Nakashima in the final.
Cameron Norrie paired with Taylor Fritz in the doubles, but lost in the first round to Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith.
At the US Open, Cameron Norrie was defeated in straight sets in the opening round by Carlos Alcaraz.
Cameron Norrie won his 40th match win of the season at the San Diego Open, defeating world No 13 Denis Shapovalov.
Cameron Norrie beat Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to advance to the final, where he came from a set and a break down to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili and win the title.
Cameron Norrie entered the top 20 in rankings after the tournament.
At the Paris Masters, Cameron Norrie defeated Federico Delbonis for his 100th career win.
Cameron Norrie next defeated Reilly Opelka before falling to Taylor Fritz in the third round.
Cameron Norrie entered the tournament as an alternate for Stefanos Tsitsipas after both Matteo Berrettini and Tsitsipas withdrew due to injuries.
Cameron Norrie played Casper Ruud and Novak Djokovic as part of the Green Group, but was defeated in both matches.
At the Delray Beach Open, Cameron Norrie dropped just one set en route to his third career singles title, defeating Reilly Opelka in the final.
Cameron Norrie reached his 9th ATP final in Acapulco, beating Daniel Altmaier, John Isner, Peter Gojowczyk and world No 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas en route.
Cameron Norrie defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili in the third round in a rematch of the previous year's final, and then eliminated Jenson Brooksby to reach the quarterfinals.
Cameron Norrie won his fourth title in Lyon, beating Francisco Cerundolo in straight sets, then Sebastian Baez, Holger Rune and Alex Molcan in three sets becoming the fifth player to win multiple tour-level titles in 2022.
Cameron Norrie lost to the top seed and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in four sets in the semifinals after being a set up.
Cameron Norrie lost in the third round to Felix Auger Aliassime at the Canadian Open.
At the US Open, Cameron Norrie lost in the fourth round to Andrey Rublev in straight sets.
Cameron Norrie started the season at the 2023 United Cup with two top-10 wins where he defeated world No 2 Rafael Nadal and world No 9 Taylor Fritz.
At the Australian Open, Cameron Norrie lost in the third round to Jiri Lehecka in a five set match.
In February, during the Golden Swing Cameron Norrie reached his second final of the season at the 2023 Argentina Open where he lost to top seed Carlos Alcaraz.
Cameron Norrie made his second back to back final and his third of the year at the Rio Open.
At the Indian Wells Masters, Cameron Norrie reached the quarterfinals after defeating sixth seed Andrey Rublev in the third round.
In Miami, Cameron Norrie lost in the second round to Gregoire Barrere after receiving a first-round bye.
Cameron Norrie lacks the raw power of many contemporary players, but excels at constructing points and frustrating opponents with consistent retrieval and injections of pace midway through rallies.