Cameron Norrie is a South African-born British professional tennis player, having previously represented New Zealand. He has reached career-high rankings of world No. 8 in singles (on 12 September 2022) and No. 117 in doubles (on 13 June 2022). He has four ATP Tour singles titles (including a Masters 1000 title at the 2021 Indian Wells Masters) and one doubles title. Norrie has been the British No. 1 in men's singles since 18 October 2021. Since turning professional he has been based in Putney, southwest London (close to Wimbledon).When the Indian Wells Masters was cancelled in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns, Norrie decided to fly to New Zealand to live with his parents for the rest of the year.
Australian Open: 3R (2021)
French Open: 3R (2021,2022)
Wimbledon: SF (2022)
US Open: 4R (2022)
With unorthodox but consistent groundstrokes, Norrie is a modern counter-puncher. The vast difference in style between his groundstroke swings is unique – his heavy topspin forehand with a long back-swing in contrast with the short take-back on his flat backhand. Norrie's strength lies in his shot tolerance and ability to neutralise pace and spin with good court positioning and speed. He 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. Additionally, he possesses a solid net game and occasionally serve-and-volleys.
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 Norrie was three, he and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand, after being victims of a burglary in South Africa His parents still live in New Zealand. In 2011, at age 16, he moved to his parents native United Kingdom, where he lived in London for three years before attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth from 2014 to 2017.