Cameron Norrie is a 22-year-old British tennis player who was born in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Cameron Norrie’s father is originally from New Zealand and his mother is from Scotland. He has been playing tennis since he was 7 years old when he got introduced to the sport by his parents. He started representing Great Britain at Davis Cup in 2015 and achieved the highest ever ranking ever for a British tennis player by reaching World Number 81 in May 2017. In just one year after, he became World number 63 which earned him a place in the prestigious ATP Finals held in London where only the world’s top 12 players compete against each other to win an exclusive trophy named ‘Sampras’.
Cameron Norrie’s experience at the 2017 ATP finals
Cameron Norrie’s career highlights include winning the 2012 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles Championship along with fellow Brit Liam Broady and also reaching his first-ever Grand Slam third round on debut at US Open 2017. He has won a total of 5 ITF Futures titles, 4 of them in singles and 1 in doubles so far.
Cameron Norrie’s current 2018 season
What is striking about Norrie is the way he plays his game which is very aesthetic to watch. His serve has an average speed of 125 mph (201 km/h) with topspin which makes it deadly when executed properly. His groundstrokes are smooth and solid from both wings but are slightly more effective when hitting forehand shots. His net game is also solid with great footwork and anticipation which makes him a threat at the net.
Cameron Norrie’s style of play
Norrie joined Team TADP, an Asian-based men’s tennis team, in May 2017 after parting ways with his previous management agency (IMG) earlier in the year. He has made tremendous strides since then achieving multiple top 100 victories including defeating the World number 12 David Goffin when he was just 20 years old in June 2017. He has signed deals with Adidas for apparel and Wilson for shoes and strings, adding to his endorsement deals with Challenger Tour Travelex (for playing racquets), Prodigy (for racquet strings), and RABO (for the bank). His base prize money is US$ 250,000 per year which means he will only be able to enter International tournaments with prize money of at least $220,000. Currently ranked World number 51, Norrie has achieved the necessary ranking points required for direct entry into the Stuttgart Open on 26 April 2018 where he will make his first ATP tour appearance of the season.
Cameron Norrie’s endorsement deals
Cameron Norrie is on a roll right now; reaching the first-ever semi-final in Delray Beach Challenger and defeating Tomas Berdych twice within just 10 days. He has shown huge potential with talent that could take him far if he continues this way. Keep an eye out for this young star as he is sure to make headlines with his astonishing performance at Stuttgart Open.