Who is Cameron Norrie?
- Cameron Norrie is the only British player remaining in the singles competition.
- Cameron Norrie defeated David Goffin.
- He will be playing against Novak Djokovic on Friday.
The 26-year-old, who is presently ranked 11th in the world, entered the top 10 this year for the first time.
The left-handed South African was born on August 23, 1995. Norrie and family emigrated from South Africa to Auckland, New Zealand when Cameron was three years old. Cameron Norrie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cameron's mother, Helen, is Welsh, and his father, David, is Scottish. Additionally, he has a sister named Bronwen. It was his mother who introduced the tennis player to the sport. His parents used to play together.
According to the Lawn Tennis Association, both of Cameron's parents were collegiate-level squash players.
Cameron, who was raised in New Zealand, studied sociology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Since 2013, he has been playing for Great Britain, and in 2017, he went professional.
The year 2018 saw Norrie make his first ATP-level final and enter the top 100. Before having a breakout year in 2021, when he won Indian Wells and made his ATP Finals debut, he won his maiden ATP title at the Los Cabos Open and rose to the position of British number one in 2020.
Another intriguing aspect is that Cameron is the first British man to reach the singles quarterfinals since Andy Murray in 2017 and the first since Johanna Konta in 2019.
Tommy Paul, the 30th seed, was defeated by Norrie in straight sets on Sunday, securing his place in the quarterfinals (6-4, 7-5, 6-4).
The first time Cameron Norrie faced David Goffin at Wimbledon was in the semifinals on July 7, 2022. With a score of 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5, he defeated the opponent.
He has already defeated Steve Johnson, Jaume Munar of Spain, and Pablo Andujar.
On Friday, the British No. 1 will now face Novak Djokovic, the reigning champion.