Cameron Norrie cruised his way into the third round after registering a great win against his compatriot Andy Murray 3-6,6-3,6-4 in the second round of the Cincinnati Open in a thrilling and exciting match. He lost the first set to Murray who is a two-time champion at Cincinnati but turned the match around in the next two sets and eventually won the match. He had defeated Holger Rune in the first round in three sets 7-6(5),4-6,6-4.
The 26-year-old Britisher has been in the headlines after he gave a tough competition to Novak Djokovic in his maiden Grand Slam semi-final appearance at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship but ultimately got defeated by the Serbian player. He also made it to the finals of the Los Cabos Open but lost to the world number one Daniil Medvedev. He started the season by winning the Delray Beach Open. He then reached the final of the Mexican Open and also made it to the quarterfinals at Indian Wells. Even though he won the Lyon Open but got eliminated in the third round of the French Open.
“He takes care of every little detail and even brings his own food “Cameron Norrie on Novak Djokovic
Cameron Norrie, in an interview, upon being asked about his professional growth, credited the 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic‘s behavior and attitude have helped him to become a better version of himself in every sense; be it his game plans or his attention to detail attitude. He revealed that he is trying to extract maximum performance out of himself and he is pushing himself to the absolute limit just like the Serbian keeps fighting to save each and every point.
He further in the interview recalled the times when he found that the Serbian is a lot more detail-orientated than the Brit himself. He said “I’ve seen him bringing his own food to events in little Tupperware things. That is even more meticulous than bringing your scale with you. I would like to think that he is doing the same and the same method to take care of little details like that.“
He also revealed regarding his struggles and how he is trying to cope with the conditions while finding the right rhythm to get going. He even went on to say, “I am still struggling with the conditions a little bit and trying to find the rhythm. I just got through with my attitude and stayed positive. I managed to find myself at one set all, I don’t know how and the last set was a battle, he had some chances and I played a couple of good points.“