Last Updated on June 29, 2022
Cameron Norrie was born in South Africa, raised in New Zealand and nationalized British. His father is from Glasgow, and his mother, from Wales. When he was three years old, he moved with his family to Auckland. At the age of 16, he went to London, where in 2014, he started to attend the Texan Christian University in Fort Worth. In 2017, he turned into a professional tennis player.
As a junior, he achieved the 10th. position in the ATP World Ranking. He represented New Zealand till 2013, when he switched his allegiance to Great Britain, as Tennis NZ didn’t give him enough funds.
In 2021, he earned 52 wins with 51 career wins, and he became the first British to win ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title in 46-year tournament history. He was a runner up at Auckland 2019, Estoril 2021, Lyon 2021 and London/Queen’s Club 2021. Norrie also posted 14 straight wins in North America from 2021-22, including an upset of No. 4 Tsitsipas in 2022 Acapulco SF to equal the biggest win of career. His best performance in a Grand Slam was the 3rd. Round in the four of them.
Cameron Norrie’s Current Coach is Facundo Lugones
Norrie has been coached by Argentinian Facundo Lugones since 2017. With him, Norrie achieved in April 2022 the No. 10 player in the ATP World Ranking, becoming the 4th British to break into Top 10. The other ones were Tim Henman, Andy Murray and Greg Rusedski. With Lugones, Norrie won his four titles, one of which is ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells. Then, he also obtained the tournaments of Los Cabos, Delray Beach and Lyon.
Lugones met Norrie at Texas Christian University, where they shared the Horned Frogs tennis team.There, Cameron became the top-ranked male college tennis player in the US. Facundo was borned in Adrogue, Argentina, and when he realized he was not good enough to be a professional, he started to coach. That was in 2015. As a tennis player, Facundo’s best ranking was 1337. The trainer was named in 2021 by his colleagues the coach of the year.
As a player, Lugones lost to Paul Capdeville in the qualifying first round at the 2011 Argentina Open, in his only appearance in an ATP (main or qualifying) draw. Former professional tennis player Christian Miniussi is his uncle.
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.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|David Roditi,Devin Bowen||2014-2017||none|
|Facundo Lugones||2017-Present||Los Cabos 2021, Indian Wells 2021, Delray Beach 2021 and Lyon 2021|