Cameron Norrie

Cameron Norrie (/ˈnɒri/; born 23 August 1995) is a British tennis player.

Cameron Norrie
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Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain (2013–)
 New Zealand (2010–13)
ResidenceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Born (1995-08-23) 23 August 1995 (age 25)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDavid Roditi (2014-2017)
Devin Bowen (2014-2017)[1]
James Trotman (2017–present)
Facundo Lugones (2017–present)
Prize money$1,993,911
Career record46–54 (46.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 41 (20 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 77 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019, 2020)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open3R (2020)
Career record12–17 (41.4% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 142 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 208 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open2R (2019, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open2R (2019)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2017)
Team competitions
Davis Cup1R (2018)
Hopman CupRR (2019)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

In 2018, 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. 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".[2]

He has three Challenger singles titles, and three Futures singles titles.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Norrie was born in South Africa to a Scottish father, David, and a Welsh mother, Helen, who were both microbiologists.[3] Three years later, following a burglary, the family moved to New Zealand, where Norrie played tennis, squash, rugby, football, and cricket, finally concentrating on tennis at fifteen.

Junior careerEdit

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.[4] At fifteen, he toured Europe for five months.

Norrie switched his allegiance at 16 to Great Britain, the nationality of both his parents,[5] partly due to available funding,[6] spending three years in London by himself. He lived and trained at the National Tennis Centre, later residing with a host family for two years while he continued his training. In 2013, he competed in all the Junior Grand Slams; the Australian Open for New Zealand, then for Great Britain at the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, but only won one match, in Australia.

Norrie had difficulty on the European tennis circuit, so he considered training at American universities.[7]

University careerEdit


Norrie studied sociology on a scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) 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.[7] In addition, Norrie was All-American three times.[8][9][10][11]

In the 2016–17 season, Norrie was the only player to win every Big 12 match he participated in, with a 10-0 record in singles and doubles.[7] In spite of being seeded No 1, Norrie missed the end of season NCAA Championships and put a hold on his studies, so that he could turn professional.[12]

Senior careerEdit


In January 2013, Norrie played his first senior tournament at the ATP Auckland Open, winning the first qualifying round.[13]

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. He didn't play another match on clay until the 2018 Davis Cup against Spain.

Turning 18, Norrie was ranked No. 1348, but a semifinal showing at the Canada Futures F6[14] improved his ranking to No. 973, rising to No. 637 by June 2014. Whilst studying at university, he played only sporadically on the tour, falling to No. 1114 in October 2015. On 11 October 2015, Norrie won the USA Futures F29 at Mansfield, Texas,[15] and became ranked 706.


Back-to-back titles at the USA Futures F21[16] and USA Futures F23[17] pushed him to No. 422 in July. A month later, at the all-British final of the Aptos Challenger,[18] Norrie was beaten by Dan Evans and rose to No. 298.


Norrie played three events in January, reaching the semifinal of the Maui Challenger to become world No 238.

For the Davis Cup World Group match against France, Norrie joined the British team as a hitting partner.[19]

After completing three years of his four-year university course, Norrie turned professional in June,[20] competing at the Surbiton and Nottingham Challengers, but still had a training base at TCU in Fort Worth.[9]

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.[21] Norrie earned his first ATP main-draw victory by beating Horacio Zeballos at Eastbourne, which was his first win over a top-50 player.[22]

Awarded a wild card for Wimbledon, Norrie was beaten by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 12th seed, in the opening round.[20]

In July, Norrie won his first Challenger title at Binghamton, which had previously been won by Kyle Edmund in 2015, and Andy Murray in 2005.[23]

He qualified for the main draw of the US Open, where he progressed to the second round.[24][25]

The Cary Challenger final, followed by successive Challenger titles in Tiburon[26] and Stockton,[27] pushed Norrie to world No. 111 in October.

In December, his Argentine coach Facundo Lugones arranged a four-week training camp in Buenos Aires, where Norrie hit with Juan Martin Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman.[28]

2018 - Top 100 debut and first ATP Doubles titleEdit

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. The following week, seeded fifth, he lost in the first round of the Newport Beach challenger event, losing to Michael Mmoh.

In February, Norrie was selected for the Davis Cup team for the first time for Great Britain's World Group first round match against Spain.[29] He 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.[30]

Norrie made his ATP main-draw debut at Delray Beach as a lucky loser. He lost in the first round to Hyeon Chung.

He qualified for Acapulco, losing to world No. 6 Dominic Thiem in the first round in three tight sets.

He qualified for his ATP World Tour Masters 1000 main-draw debut at the Indian Wells Masters in March 2018, but lost in the first round to Taro Daniel.[31]

He qualified for his second successive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 at the 2018 Miami Open, but lost to Nicolás Jarry in the first round.

His next main draw event was the Estoril Open. He lost in the second round to Roberto Carballés Baena. He teamed up with fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in doubles and won his maiden ATP Title, beating Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak. The pair did not drop a set the whole tournament.[32]

Norrie failed to qualify for the Italian Open, losing in the first round of the qualification draw to Federico Delbonis. At Lyon, he beat his first top 10 opponent, John Isner, and reached his first ATP Semifinal.[33]

At the 2018 French Open Norrie was a direct entrant into a grand slam for the first time. He played Peter Gojowczyk in the opening round, and won after Gojowczyk retired through injury.[34] In the second round he faced Frenchman Lucas Pouille on the Phillipe Chatrier court. Norrie eventually lost to the French number one in 5 sets, after darkness interrupted play at the end of the 4th set.

Cameron lost in the first round of the Nottingham challenger, Queens Club and Wimbledon. However, he did reach the quarter finals at Eastbourne, despite self-admittedly not being a big fan of the grass surface. After the early exit in 2018 Wimbledon, he succeeded to reach his second ATP Semifinal in 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open after beating Malek Jaziri, no.6 seed Jérémy Chardy and no.2 seed Nick Kyrgios. He then lost to Ryan Harrison in three sets, despite winning the first set. A week later he continued his good form on hard courts, by reaching the quarterfinal of 2018 Los Cabos Open.

2019 - First final, first ATP 500 semifinalEdit

Norrie received a wildcard into the main draw of the 2019 Auckland Open, in which he beat Benoît Paire, João Sousa, Taylor Fritz and Jan-Lennard Struff to reach his debut ATP Final. He lost to Tennys Sandgren in straight sets.

In the first round of the 2019 Australian Open, Norrie lost to Taylor Fritz in straight sets.

Norrie entered Acapulco, in which he beat Yoshihito Nishioka, 4th seed Diego Schwartzman and Mackenzie McDonald in order to reach his first ATP 500 semifinal. He lost to 2nd seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets.

He reached the 3rd round of a Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters, beating Adrian Mannarino and Márton Fucsovics before losing to qualifier Lorenzo Sonego

In the first round of the 2019 French Open, Norrie lost to qualifier Elliot Benchetrit in straight sets

In Wimbledon, Norrie reached the second round, losing to 8th seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets.

He again reached the semifinals in Atlanta, again losing to Fritz, but this time in 3 sets.

Norrie lost to qualifier Grégoire Barrère in a 5-set thriller at the US Open, losing in a tiebreaker in the 5th set.

He reached the second round of the 2019 Zhuhai Championships, losing to Gaël Monfils in 3 sets.

As the 4th seeded qualifier, Norrie beat He Yecong and Damir Džumhur to qualify. He reached the second round after Cristian Garín retired trailing 1 set and 1-0. He lost to Andy Murray in the second round in a highly competitive 3-set match, losing 6-1 in the third.

Norrie qualified for the Shanghai Masters after beating Brayden Schnur and Thomas Fabbiano, and beat Gilles Simon to reach the second round, where he lost to 3rd seed Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.

At the 2019 European Open, Norrie lost to Feliciano López in straight sets.

Norrie qualified for the Paris Masters, but lost to Milos Raonic in straight sets in the first round.


In the opening round of the 2020 US Open Norrie upset the fifth seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in  a five set marathon.[35]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2019 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard   Tennys Sandgren 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2018 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay   Kyle Edmund   Wesley Koolhof
  Artem Sitak
6–4, 6–2

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (6–3)Edit

ATP Challenger (3–2)
ITF Futures (3–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2014 Israel F7, Herzliya Futures Hard   Yannick Jankovits 4–6, 0–2 ret.
Win 1–1 Oct 2015 USA F29, Mansfield Futures Hard   Alexios Halebian 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Win 2–1 Jun 2016 USA F21, Tulsa Futures Hard   Ryan Haviland 6–1, 6–1
Win 3–1 Jul 2016 USA F23, Wichita Futures Hard   Jared Hiltzik 6–3, 6–3
Loss 3–2 Aug 2016 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard   Dan Evans 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–2 Jul 2017 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard   Jordan Thompson 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Sep 2017 Cary, United States Challenger Hard   Kevin King 4–6, 1–6
Win 5–3 Oct 2017 Tiburon, United States Challenger Hard   Tennys Sandgren 6–2, 6–3
Win 6–3 Oct 2017 Stockton, United States Challenger Hard   Darian King 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

ATP Challenger (0–1)
ITF Futures (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2013 Great Britain F11, Newcastle Futures Clay   Luke Bambridge   Scott Clayton
  Toby Martin
6–0, 4–6, [10–3]
Loss 1–1 Nov 2016 Columbus, United States Challenger Hard (i)   Luke Bambridge   David O'Hare
  Joe Salisbury
3–6, 4–6

Performance timelinesEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


Current through the 2020 Astana Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A Q2 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
French Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 2R NH 0 / 3 1–3
US Open A A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 4 4–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–3 1–4 2–3 0 / 12 6–12
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2
Miami Open A A A A 1R 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A 3R NH 0 / 1 2–1
Italian Open A A A A Q1 2R Q1 0 / 1 1–1
Canadian Open A A A A A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A Q1 Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Shanghai Masters A A A A Q1 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1
Paris Masters A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 5–7 0–1 0 / 10 5–10
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 2–2
ATP Cup Not held QF 0 / 1 2–2
Career statistics
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 4 16 25 11 56
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 19–18 21–25 9–13 51–60
Year-end ranking 670 717 276 114 90 53 45.95%


Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1
French Open A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
Wimbledon A 1R 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2
US Open A 1R 2R A 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 4–4 1–1 0 / 7 5–7
Career statistics
2017 2018 2019 2020 Career
Tournaments 0 6 12 4 22
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 7–4 5–12 3–4 15–20
Year-end ranking 631 182 159 42.86%

Top 10 winsEdit

Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 0 1 0 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score CN Rank
1.   John Isner 10 Lyon Open, France Clay QF 7–6(7–1), 6–4 102

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Norrie's match record against players who have been ranked in the ATP top 10 (former #1 in bold):

* As of 24 October 2020


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