Cameron Norrie’s rise to become British No. 1 and his next Wimbledon match

Brits’ hopes to see one of their own lift the prestigious gold trophy at Wimbledon have fallen on one player.

Cameron Norrie is the sole British singles contender still in the tournament after his impressive victory on Sunday.

The British number one booked his place in the quarter finals at SW19 – the first-time he has progressed past the third-round at a Grand Slam – after taking down American and 30th seed Tommy Paul in straight sets.

With the baton that once belonged to Andy Murray passing to a new figure, the Mirror looks at Norrie’s rise to potential glory.

Who is Cameron Norrie?






Cameron Norrie has progressed to the Wimbledon quarter-final, the furthest he has reached in a grand slam during his career
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Clive Brunskill)

The 26-year-old was born in South Africa to British parents but since the age of three, his family have been based in New Zealand where Cam grew up.

His Scottish father David and Welsh mother Helen, who are both microbiologists, moved to Auckland in 1998 and Cameron represented the Kiwis during his time as a junior on the tennis circuit.

However, he switched his allegiance to Team GB in 2013, choosing to move to London on his own to train at the National Tennis Centre in the south-west of the capital.

The Newcastle United fan then headed to the US to study at the Texas Christian University where he went to make a name for himself on the college circuit before turning professional in 2017.

If he was not playing tennis, he told the Lawn Tennis Association he thinks he would be working in real estate.

His downtime when not competing or practising is going to the beach, listening to music and hanging out with friends.

Does Cameron Norrie have a girlfriend?

Cameron Norrie is dating Louise Jacobi, with the pair both sharing pictures on social media of their relationship together

They are believed to have been dating for a number of years but are yet to tie the knot.

Norrie does not have any children.

Cameron Norrie’s trophies

Having become a regular on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour and reaching the final a host of times, Norrie has steadily climbed the ranks.

He showed his prowess last year when he picked up his first significant finals win, taking the Indian Wells Masters trophy in a straight-set win on a hard court surface in California.

The victory saw him overtake Dan Evans as the British number one.

He has won four singles titles in total and entered into the top 10 world rankings for the first time in April 2022.

When will Cameron Norrie play next at Wimbledon?






Cameron Norrie hitting tennis ball at Wimbledon


Cameron Norrie will face David Goffin for a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals
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Clive Brunskill)

Cameron Norrie will play in the quarter-final of Wimbledon on Tuesday July 5.

Norrie, who idolises Andre Agassi and Rafa Nadal, set a new milestone at the weekend, becoming only the fifth British man to progress to the final eight at the championships in the open-era – joining Roger Taylor, Greg Rusedski, Tim Henman and Andy Murray.

He will take on Belgian and former world number seven David Goffin, who came through a close five-set epic to reach the quarters.

The left-handed Brit defeated Pablo Andújar in the first round and Jaume Munar in the second, in a tough encounter that saw Norrie go 2-1 down before fighting back.

He then dispatched American Steve Johnson in the third round in comfortable style before going on to another dominant win against Tommy Paul to book his place against Tuesday’s opponent Goffin.

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