Cameron Norrie Wimbledon 2022

‘We don’t care’ – Cameron Norrie happy without the hype, ‘results are what matter’

Cameron Norrie deserves more hype but is happy without it, his coach Facundo Lugones said Wednesday after the Brit’s Wimbledon quarter-final heroics on Tuesday.

The world number 12 has kept home crowds dreaming at Wimbledon after he made it to the semi-finals by defeating David Goffin in a five-set thriller on Court One. 

While the adulation Norrie received after the victory was overwhelming, Lugones feels perhaps his charge could have had more recognition sooner. 

Lugones said in a press conference on Wednesday: “[Norrie] doesn’t get the hype that other players get for similar results. But I don’t think he cares about that. 

“Maybe he was underestimated, but we don’t really care. Doesn’t really matter what people say or think. At the end of the day, the results are what matter.”

In 2021, Norrie scaled the ATP rankings from 74th to 12th in the world, his Indian Wells title triumph in October a large part of that rise. 

After a tough start to 2022, the 26-year-old cracked the top 10 for the first time in April, before settling at 12th again ahead of Wimbledon. 

Lugones added: “I don’t think he wants [the credit]. He wants to win matches, get better, and let the results do the talking.”

Norrie did just that on Tuesday in defeating Goffin on Tuesday, admitting after the win, with tears rolling down his face, that he was “speechless.”

Should he pull off by far the biggest win of his career to defeat Novak Djokovic on Friday, will the Brit even be capable of describing himself as speechless given the awe that would inspire?

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