Cameron Norrie reflects on Wimbledon run that ended with loss to Novak Djokovic


Top-ranked British male tennis player Cameron Norrie admitted that his semifinal run at Wimbledon was “the highlight” of his 2022 season. Norrie, 27, reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at this year’s Wimbledon after surviving a five-set quarterfinal thriller versus David Goffin.

In the semifinal, Norrie took on Djokovic and actually got off to a great start before the Serb recovered to win 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4. Also this year, Norrie made four finals and won two titles, as well as broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career.

“I obviously had a great year last year and I wanted to back that up and I felt like I did that and I played a few finals and won a couple of titles, but the highlight was Wimbledon and making the semi-finals there.

Especially at home with everyone supporting me, my friends or family all there at probably the biggest tournament in the world. So that was very cool,” Norrie said.

Norrie feels he can further improve his game

Norrie, 27, enjoyed a breakthrough season on the Tour in 2021.

This year, Norrie enjoyed another consistent year and proved that he belongs among the top-15 group in the world. Norrie, who achieved a career-high ranking of No 8 in the world this year, said several times this year that he is dreaming of winning a Grand Slam and becoming the world No 1 one day.

“I think there’s still a lot of things I can improve on and I think I can work on my general ball speed and hitting the ball a bit harder on the forehand side and hitting my spots better on the serve. And I think when I’m playing my best is when I’m coming forward more and more.

So I think I can work on that area and ultimately keeping all the execution levels up. I feel like I can be even tougher player to play against,” Norrie explained.

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