|Country (sports)|| Great Britain (2013-)|
New Zealand (2010-13)
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Born||23 August 1995|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||David Roditi (2014-2017)|
Devin Bowen (2014-2017)
James Trotman (2017-present)
Facundo Lugones (2017-present)
|Career record||88-79 (52.7% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 28 (13 September 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 28 (13 September 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2021)|
|French Open||3R (2021)|
|US Open||3R (2020)|
|Career record||26-32 (44.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 123 (23 August 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 123 (23 August 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2019, 2020)|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||1R (2018)|
|Hopman Cup||RR (2019)|
|Last updated on: 23 August 2021.|
Cameron "Cam" Norrie (; born 23 August 1995) is a British professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ranking in singles of No. 28 on 13 September 2021 and No. 123 in doubles on 23 August 2021, and is the current British No. 2. He has one ATP Tour title, three Challenger singles titles and three Futures singles titles.
Norrie was born in 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa to a Scottish father and a Welsh mother who were both microbiologists. After a burglary incident in 1998, when Norrie was three, he and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where his parents still live. In 2011, at age 16 he moved to London where he lived for three years before attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth from 2014 to 2017. In June 2017 he ended his studies at TCU to turn professional during the grass court season of the 2017 ATP Tour.
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.
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. At fifteen, he toured Europe for five months.
In April 2013, Norrie switched his allegiance at 17 to Great Britain, the nationality of both his parents, partly due to available funding, 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.
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. In addition, Norrie was All-American three times.
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. 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.
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".
In January 2013, Norrie played his first senior tournament at the ATP Auckland Open, winning the first qualifying round. 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 in August 2013, but a semifinal showing at the Canada Futures F6 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, and became ranked 706.
Back-to-back titles at the USA Futures F21 and USA Futures F23 pushed him to No. 422 in July. A month later, at the all-British final of the Aptos Challenger, 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. After completing three years of his four-year university course, Norrie turned professional in June, competing at the Surbiton and Nottingham Challengers, but still had a training base at TCU in Fort Worth.
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. Norrie earned his first ATP main-draw victory by beating Horacio Zeballos at Eastbourne, which was his first win over a top-50 player.
Awarded a wildcard for the Wimbledon, Norrie was beaten by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 12th seed, in the opening round. 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.
The Cary Challenger final, followed by successive Challenger titles in Tiburon and Stockton, 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. As a result he reached the top 50 for the first time in his career.
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 D?umhur 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. He then went on to defeat another Argentinian Federico Coria, before falling in the 3R to Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. This was his best showing at a Grand Slam thus far. He matched this achievement by reaching the same round at the 2021 Australian Open where he was defeated by the world No. 2 Rafael Nadal.
Norrie reached his second ATP Tour singles final at the 2021 Estoril Open defeating 2nd seed Christian Garin in the quarterfinal and 6th seed Marin Cilic in the semifinal before losing to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final. He compiled 18 tour-level victories for the 2021 season, which tied him with third-placed Jannik Sinner on the wins leaderboard.
In May 2021 Norrie earned his career biggest win by beating World No. 4 Dominic Thiem at the ATP Lyon Open in pursuit of winning the championship. He continued his fine form reaching the semifinals by beating Arthur Rinderknech and his third career final and second for 2021 on clay by defeating 8th seed Karen Khachanov. But he was beaten by second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.
At the 2021 Queen's Club Championships he defeated World No. 24 Aslan Karatsev, fellow Brit Jack Draper and Canadian Denis Shapovalov to reach the final where he fell to Matteo Berrettini. With this run he guaranteed himself a career-high ranking in the top 40. He reached a new career-high ranking in singles of No.34.
At the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Norrie reached the third round of a third Grand Slam in a row for 2021 defeating Australian Alex Bolt. This marked the first time three Brits reach the third round of Wimbledon, equaling the feat set in 1999 when Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Danny Sapsford did that.
Norrie won his first ATP title at the 2021 Los Cabos Open, beating Brandon Nakashima in the final 6-2, 6-2. As a result he entered the top 30 for the first time in his career at World No. 29 on 26 July 2021.
Norrie was seeded third in the 2021 Atlanta Open, playing in both men's singles and men's doubles. Norrie saw a straight-set win against Nick Kyrgios in the first round before losing in straight sets to Emil Ruusuvuori. Norrie paired with Taylor Fritz in the doubles but lost in the first round to Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith. At the 2021 Citi Open Cameron also entered the men's draws in singles and doubles with Luke Saville, where he reached the round of 16 and the quarterfinals respectively. As a result he reached a career-high doubles ranking of No. 140 on 9 August 2021.
With unorthodox but consistent groundstrokes, Norrie is a modern counter-puncher. The vast difference in style between his groundstroke wings 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.
|Loss||0-1||Jan 2019||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Tennys Sandgren||4-6, 2-6|
|Loss||0-2||May 2021||Estoril Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Albert Ramos Viñolas||6-4, 3-6, 6-7(3-7)|
|Loss||0-3||May 2021||Lyon Open, France||250 Series||Clay||Stefanos Tsitsipas||3-6, 3-6|
|Loss||0-4||Jun 2021||Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom||500 Series||Grass||Matteo Berrettini||4-6, 7-6(7-5), 3-6|
|Win||1-4||Jul 2021||Los Cabos Open, Mexico||250 Series||Hard||Brandon Nakashima||6-2, 6-2|
|Win||1-0||May 2018||Estoril Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Kyle Edmund|| Wesley Koolhof
|ATP Challenger (3-2)|
|ITF Futures (3-1)|
|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|
|ATP Challenger (0-1)|
|ITF Futures (1-0)|
|Win||1-0||May 2013||Great Britain F11, Newcastle||Futures||Clay||Luke Bambridge|| Scott Clayton
|6-0, 4-6, [10-3]|
|Loss||1-1||Nov 2016||Columbus, United States||Challenger||Hard (i)||Luke Bambridge|| David O'Hare
Current through the 2021 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||1R||3R||0 / 3||2-3|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||3R||0 / 4||3-4|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||NH||3R||0 / 4||3-4|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||1R||3R||1R||0 / 5||4-5|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||1-2||2-3||1-4||2-3||6-4||0 / 16||12-16|
|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||3R||0 / 3||2-3|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||3R||NH||A||0 / 1||2-1|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0-0|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||2R||Q1||2R||0 / 2||2-2|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||2R||NH||1R||0 / 2||1-2|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 2||0-2|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||Q1||2R||NH||NH||0 / 1||1-1|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0-1|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-2||5-7||0-1||3-4||0 / 14||8-14|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||2-2|
|ATP Cup||Not held||QF||A||0 / 1||2-2|
|Titles-Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||1 / 4||1 / 4|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||2R||A||1R||0 / 2||1-2|
|French Open||A||A||2R||2R||1R||0 / 3||2-3|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||2R||NH||3R||0 / 3||3-3|
|US Open||A||1R||2R||A||1R||0 / 3||1-3|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-2||4-4||1-1||2-4||0 / 11||7-11|
Norrie's match record against players who have been ranked in the ATP top 10 (former #1 in bold):
|1.||John Isner||10||Lyon Open, France||Clay||QF||7-6(7-1), 6-4||102|
|2.||Dominic Thiem||4||Lyon Open, France||Clay||2R||6-3, 6-2||49|