Cameron Norrie notches new career-high despite Cincinnati exit
Cameron Norrie will boast a single-digit ranking for the first time in his career next week even after losing in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters.
The world number 11 will climb to ninth on the ATP ladder at the next rankings update, one higher than his previous best of 10th achieved in April.
Norrie will move up to a career-high despite the fact that by far his best Slam result, reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon in July, carried no ranking points with it.
His run to the semi-finals of Cincinnati was a second appearance in the last four of a Masters event for the Brit after his surprise triumph at Indian Wells last October.
Looking ahead to the US Open from a rankings perspective, Norrie is in a good position to further build his status.
The 26-year-old lost to Carlos Alcaraz in the first round of the 2021 event, with the 10 ranking points he earned from that showing not counting towards his current ranking.
As such, he can only add to his 3,415 points come New York as he looks to overtake Felix Auger-Aliassime and possibly even Novak Djokovic should the Serb be unable to play at Flushing Meadows.
Beyond New York, Norrie has moved up to 11th in the ATP Race to Turin, four spots off automatic qualification for the ATP Finals, since Djokovic could claim a spot ahead of him with his Wimbledon title.
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