Cameron Norrie Indian Wells ATP 2021

Top Brit Cameron Norrie “wants to be World no.1” as the grass of Wimbledon beckons

Cameron Norrie is relishing the pressure of heading into Wimbldeon as British No.1 but isn’t resting on his recent success as he pushes tio improve his game

Cameron Norrie isn’t the household name of fellow British stars Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu but he’s certainly been the most succesful this year having claimed one of the biggest titles of the tennis season at Indian Wells.

The ultra slow surface and conditions in the Californian desert undoubtedly helped this consistent leftie so it’s somewhat of a surprise to hear him say that, “I really like the grass now. It’s a surface that suits my game, being a lefty and having my backhand that’s very flat. I think it’s a good surface for me.”

Norrie has slipped to just outside the World’s top 10 but his time in the highest echelons of the sports rankings have given him a healthy appetite for success.

“It was nice to tick the box to be top 10 but I need to keep doing more of the same and do it on a bigger scale. I’ve realised that there are guys that play so well against me now just because they’re the underdog, whereas a couple of years ago it was the flip side.

“It’s certainly been a bit of a change where I’m playing someone like Grigor Dimitrov – as I did at Queen’s – and I’m the favourite. He’s been No. 3 in the world and in the semis of Grand Slams.”

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