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Who is Cameron Norrie?
Cameron Norrie is a well-recognized British tennis player who has been representing Great Britain since 2013. Apparently, he was raised in New Zealand thus; he spent most of his junior career in New Zealand. Additionally, from 2021, Cameron Norrie has held the title of top-ranked tennis player in the world.
Based on official reports, Norrie successfully turned pro in 2017 and earned his debut Davis Cup match only eight months later, against then world number 23 Roberto Bautista Agut. According to former Davis Cup captain John Lloyd, this was “one of the most impressive debuts of all time”.
Moreover, Cameron graduated from the LTA Pro Scholarship Program at the end of 2019, the highest level of assistance available to players in development between the ages of 16 and 24 who have the best potential of reaching the ATP/WTA top 100 singles. Currently, he is qualified for assistance under the LTA Men’s Elite Program.
Profile of Cameron Norrie
|Full Name||Cameron Norrie|
|Popular As||Cameron Norrie|
|Birthdate||23rd August, 1995|
|Place of Birth||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Profession||British Tennis Player|
|Race / Ethnicity||Mixed (Scottish-Welsh)|
|University||Texas Forth Worth College & Texas Christian University|
|Age||27 Years Old|
|Parents||David (Father) & Helen (Mother)|
|Net Worth||£5 Million|
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Cameron Norrie was born on 23rd August, 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa in a household of microbiologists. However, when the family was burgled, Johannesburg’s reputation as the home of crime came back to haunt him. Consequently, his family relocated to New Zealand where he spent his entire childhood. And, eventually the Norrie family relocated to London when he was 16 years old. Subsequently, three years later, while attending Texas Forth Worth College, Norrie realized his dream of playing tennis.
In addition, Cameron’s father David is Scottish-born while his mother Helen has Welsh heritage. Reportedly his parents who were both born in the United Kingdom used to compete in collegiate squash before their relocation to New Zealand. Besides, Cameron has a sister named Bronwen. As per his own disclosure, Cameron started playing tennis in his driveway at the age of six after being introduced to the game by his mother.
Prior Turning Pro
Cameron Norrie had a start on his passion since young and spent most of his junior career in New Zealand, where he grew up. Thereafter, he was professionally involved in the sport of tennis and started representing Britain in 2013. Reportedly, he was enrolled at Texas Christian University from 2014 till 2017 and rose to the top spot among men’s players there. Eventually, he graduated as the No.1 college player in the entire United States.
After Norrie’s family relocated to New Zealand, he represented New Zealand as a junior, becoming ranked number 10 in the world. Subsequently, he switched his allegiance to Great Britain owing to financial constraints. Ultimately, after pausing his academics, in 2017, he became a professional. Following this, he obtained a wild card into Queen’s after turning professional in June and competing in Challenger tournaments in Surbiton and Nottingham.
Cameron Norrie’s Professional Career
At the 2017 Aegon Championships, Norrie made his ATP main draw debut after being given a wildcard into the singles main draw. Soon-after, Norrie attained him his maiden ATP main draw triumph in the 2017 Aegon International Eastbourne the same year. This was Norrie’s first victory over a player ranked in the top 50. With this, he also earned a spot in the 2017 US Open’s main event. Further, he managed to claim his maiden Challenger title in Binghamton, New York, defeating Andy Murray (2005) and Kyle Edmund for the trophy (2015).
It is known that Cameron spent the year’s finale preparing in Argentina with Juan Martin Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman prior to actually joining the Davis Cup team as a hitting partner. A pivotal year for Norrie came when he was given direct entrance into the Australian Open and Roland Garros. Similarly, he previously defeated Diego Schwartzman in a thrilling five-set match that featured 58 break opportunities, the most in a US Open match ever.
Likewise, he also participated in the Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis competition in December at Roehampton’s National Tennis Centre. In his first tournament appearance of 2021, he made it to the semi-finals of the Delray Beach Open.
In the meantime, he had a fantastic grass court season at home, reaching his third final of the year at The Queen’s Club. Subsequently, he competed in The Championships at Wimbledon for the first time as a seeded player. And, at the Los Cabos Open in July, Norrie claimed his first ATP championship. Later same year, at the ATP 250 San Diego, he advanced to his sixth season finale.
Honors & Achievements
Cameron Norrie has had a rather fruitful career in comparison to his short tenure in the sport industry. Based on the critiques, it has been analyzed that he plays using a counterpunching strategy. Additionally, he possesses a flat backhand but a strong top-spinning forehand.
In the meantime, he attained his ATP singles career-high ranking of 164 on September 18, 2017. Additionally, on July 31, 2017, he attained a career-high ATP doubles ranking of 447. On his Davis Cup debut, he defeated World No. 23 Roberto Bautista-Agut. Likewise, he made it all the way to the ATP Tour 250 Series event’s 2019 Auckland Open final. Norrie also won the men’s doubles competition at the 2018 Estoril Open, an ATP Tour 250 Series event. Besides, he also won his third ATP championship at the Delray Beach Open.
During the consecutive years, he improved drastically and moved up the ranks in 2021. In Los Cabos, he defeated Brandon Nakashima in straight sets to win his maiden ATP Tour title. When Norrie won his first ATP 1000 Masters title in Indian Wells, he put an impressive conclusion on the year. Ultimately, he became the first British player to triumph in the competition. Moreover, Cameron began the year 2022 with winning his third career championship in Delray Beach, and the following week, he advanced to the final in Acapulco.
Nonetheless, Norrie stunned the world by becoming the first Briton to win the tournament at Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open in October. Furthermore, he went on an extraordinary streak that saw him climb to World No. 15 and became the 18th man to hold the title of British No. 1 since 1973. Currently, Norrie is ranked as the top British player and is listed amongst the top 10 in the globe.
Norrie’s Personal-life & Relationships
Cameron Norrie is unmarried till date, but in a loving relationship with his longtime partner. He appears to be a very private person and maintains all of his personal affairs hidden from the media scrutiny. With that being said, he often times appears on social events with his longtime girlfriend including the tournaments. However, the details regarding the love of his life are yet to be revealed to public.
Social Media Handles of Cameron Norrie
Cameron Norrie is active on various social networking platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. His Facebook following totals 5.7k. Similarly, he also has amassed over 109k Instagram followers and over 36.4k Twitter followers.
Net Worth of Cameron Norrie
As of 2022, Cameron Norrie has an estimated personal net worth of over £5m. As a matter of fact, he has earned over $6.3m (£5.2m) playing singles and doubles on the ATP Tour. He has earned $1.3 million (£1 million) in prize money on the tour alone in 2022.
Additionally, he is sponsored by K Swiss for shoes and clothing. Meanwhile, for his rackets, Norrie has a contract with renowned business Babolat. However, that is not the only significant sponsor in his portfolio. In contrast to many tennis professionals who have Rolex endorsement deals, he is also supported by luxury watch manufacturing behemoth Rado.