Last Updated on July 6, 2023
Cameron Norrie, a professional tennis player, has an international background. Born in South Africa, he was raised in New Zealand and is of British nationality. His father hails from Glasgow and his mother from Wales. At the age of three, his family relocated to Auckland, New Zealand, and when he turned 16, he moved to London. In 2014, he started studying at the Texan Christian University in Fort Worth and then turned pro in the tennis world in 2017.
Norrie had an impressive run as a junior, climbing up to the 10th spot in the ATP World Ranking. He originally represented New Zealand until 2013, but switched to represent Great Britain when Tennis NZ couldn’t provide adequate funding for his career.
Norrie had an exceptional year in 2021. He secured 52 wins and made history as the first British player to win the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title in the tournament’s 46-year history. He also reached the final round at several tournaments, including Auckland in 2019, and Estoril, Lyon, and the London/Queen’s Club in 2021.
From 2021 to 2022, Norrie had an impressive winning streak in North America, winning 14 matches consecutively. This run included a notable victory over the world’s No. 4 ranked player, Tsitsipas, in the 2022 Acapulco semifinals, matching the biggest win of his career to date. His top performance in a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon 2022, where he reached the semifinals.
Who Is Cameron Norrie’s Current Coach?
Cameron Norrie’s coach, Facundo Lugones, has been with him since 2017. Under Lugones’ guidance, Norrie reached the 10th spot in the ATP World Ranking in April 2022, becoming only the fourth British player to enter the Top 10. Tim Henman, Andy Murray, and Greg Rusedski are the other British players who have achieved this feat. Norrie’s five titles, including the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells and victories in Los Cabos, Delray Beach, Lyon, and most recently in 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, all came with Lugones as his coach.
Norrie and Lugones first crossed paths at Texas Christian University, where they were part of the same tennis team, the Horned Frogs. It was here that Cameron became the top-ranked male college tennis player in the US. Lugones, a native of Adrogue, Argentina, turned to coaching in 2015 after recognizing that his own professional playing career was not going to take off. In fact, his highest ranking as a player was 1337. In 2021, his fellow coaches recognized his exceptional coaching skills and named him the coach of the year.
In 2023, Norrie started his tennis season on a high note, demonstrating great performances in several tournaments. He kicked off the season reaching the finals in Buenos Aires, although he fell to Carlos Alcaraz. Later, in Rio de Janeiro, he took his revenge by winning against Alcaraz and securing his first victory of the year.
Despite facing some challenges at the Miami and Monte Carlo tournaments, Norrie proved his determination by bouncing back in the subsequent matches. During mid-2023, he showed commendable performances by reaching the third round in Madrid Open and the round of 16 in both Barcelona and Rome Masters. Norrie’s grit was also evident at the French Open where he made it to the third round. His consistent performance continued in Lyon where he reached the semifinals. As he entered the grass-court season, Norrie advanced to the quarterfinals of the Queen’s Club Championships. Currently, he is competing in Wimbledon, already having a first-round win under his belt.
Cameron Norrie Previous Coaches
He has coached Cameron Norrie from 2014 to 2017, his best ranking as a double player was No. 48. Roditi has ushered five All-Americans through his program, including two three-time All-Americans, Cameron Norrie (2015-17) and Alex Rybakov (2017-19). The 2017 squad tied a program record with four All-American selections – Norrie, Rybakov, Jerry Lopez and Reese Stadler.
Roditi began playing at age five when he borrowed a racquet and started hitting the ball in a squash court. He won 1992 U.S. Indoor 18’s and reached the Kalamazoo doubles final (w/Loel) the same year. He played four years at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth from 1992-96, where he was a three-time All-American, reaching the NCAA Doubles final in 1995, and earning a marketing degree with 3.4 grade point average. He represented Mexico in 10 ties of the Davis Cup. Then, he started to direct the St. Stephen’s Tennis Academy in Austin, TX and acting as assistant men’s tennis coach at the University of Austin, joined the USTA Player Development staff in 2005. TCU men’s tennis head coach David Roditi has announced the return of Horned Frog great Devin Bowen as assistant coach on the tennis staff in September 2014.
Bowen was for twelve years a professional tennis player in the ATP. He was an extremely successful doubles player on the professional circuit after turning pro in 1994, when he reached a career-high doubles ranking of No. 39 in 2003. Bowen paired with Massimo Bertolini in 2001 when he made his first quarterfinal appearance in the U.S. Open. He would prove to be successful for the second straight year by partnering up with Brando Coupe to make the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open in 2002.
Bowen played in all four Grand Slams and made it to the round of 32 at each event, including an appearance in the round of 16 at the Australian Open in 2002 and 2003 with former TCU standout Ashley Fisher. He garnered one doubles title with Fisher at Amersfoort in 2003 and was a finalist at four other events.
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Cameron Norrie’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Cameron Norrie under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|David Roditi,Devin Bowen||2014-2017||none|
|Facundo Lugones||2017-Present||2023 Rio de Janeiro (Outdoor/Clay)|
2022 Lyon (Outdoor/Clay)
2022 Delray Beach (Outdoor/Hard)
2021 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (Outdoor/Hard)
2021 Los Cabos (Outdoor/Hard)