Though only 20 years old, Cameron Norrie is already a proven player who played a role in Great Britain’s Davis Cup victory last year. His impressive rise, and his form on the big stage so far at the French Open, have prompted comparisons to Roger Federer. So it’s hardly surprising that Norrie is already a favorite to claim the British Open after he upset No. 18 seed Grigor Dimitrov earlier this week.
Norrie was born in South Africa, where his parents did some traveling. But he switched allegiance to Britain when he was 9 years old. He started playing tennis as a youngster, but did not pick up a racket as a professional until 2015, and has played at elite junior levels with a wealth of success to his name.
Norrie has drawn the likes of some of tennis’ biggest names, including Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. He defeated both during 2017, in the first round at the Australian Open in January and at the French Open. His win over Dimitrov on Tuesday, marked a breakthrough for the youngster at this level.
The next stop for Norrie in his ascent on the world stage will be the Wimbledon tournament, which begins in a matter of weeks.