Cameron Norrie becomes first ATP top 10 Brit since 2017
Cameron Norrie has ended the drought of a not having British player inside the ATP top 10 since Andy Murray fell out of the elite group in November 2017.
The 26-year-old now sits at a career-high 10th in the world between ninth ranked Felix Auger-Aliassime and newly-crowned Miami Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, whom Norrie leads by just 29 ranking points.
The news comes as fellow Brit Joe Salisbury tops the doubles rankings for the first time, becoming just the third British number one player ever after Jamie and Andy Murray.
This year the lefty talent has built upon an impressive breakthrough season in 2021, one which saw him rise from 74th in the world in January to 12th in November, booking him a spot as an alternate at the ATP Finals before playing two matches at the event.
Before 2021, Norrie had just one ATP tour level final to his name and no titles, but by the end of last year he had added a further four finals plus two titles on top, including the Indian Wells Masters as just his second tour level title.
In 2022, the Brit has reached another final and claimed another title at Acapulco and Delray Beach respectively as part of his push into the top 10.
Those runs came after starting the year with a win-loss record of 2-5, whereas now Norrie holds a 15-8 record.
He is also 12th in the ATP ‘Race to Turin’, the singles race to qualify for the ATP Finals, despite the fact he went out in the first round of the Australian Open back in January.
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