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Norrie details his goals of becoming the number one tennis player
Oct 22, 2021, 3:04:00 AM

Norrie details his goals of becoming the number one tennis player

Cameron Norrie has had a strong 2021 where he has climbed up the ladder. He is now the top British tennis player but he has a goal of becoming the world’s best. With his Indian Wells win over the past week, Norrie is getting closer to his goal.

With his win against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili, Norrie became the first British player to win at Indian Wells. The 26-year-old has had a meteoric rise in 2021 moving from 74 in the rankings to world number 16 now. He has recorded 47 wins so far this year headlined by two titles and four other finals appearances.

If Norrie will have a strong performance at the Paris Masters in November, you can expect the Brit to reach another level. This is huge for Norrie because he is only four years into his professional tennis career. He will grow even further in the next year which should be an exciting prospect for the fans and a threat to the other top players in the ATP Tour.

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Norrie’s lofty goals

Norrie credits his quest for self-improvement as a vital cog in his growth over the past year. He was already a talented tennis player in the past but he has grown even further into one of the best in the world. That is a huge task but it was Norrie’s goal to climb the rankings ladder. He has done so magnificently because he is now in the top 16 players in the world.

He is one of the winningest tennis players this year and he’s not stopping anytime soon. Right after his Indian Wells win, Norrie was quick to pack because he had a flight to catch to play in Vienna. It shows that he is focused and determined to boost his value and reach the top 10 sometime soon.

Despite the two trophies in 2021, Norrie is not letting success get to his head. He said, ‘From here, the pressure only quadruples. But I’m ready for that. I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself’.

Norrie will not stop until he reaches tennis’ pinnacle

Norrie is a special player because he is not only driven by his goals but he will not stop until he achieves them. That is a characteristic present in the greatest athletes of all time and Norrie wants to be considered in that class.

He said, ‘I want to get to world No 1, that’s the ultimate goal. Everyone on my team has the same target. Clearly it’s extremely difficult to do, and there’s a long road ahead. But we set high expectations and we’re going to strive towards them’.

British tennis fans should be excited because big-name players are popping up and it will be difficult to hold them back now.

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Words: Cholo Martin

Image: PA