When you earn praise from one of the greatest in your game, you know you’ve had a good day. That’s just what former TCU Tennis great Cameron Norrie had happen to him Friday in the Davis Cup.
That’s one of the most amazing wins/results/upsets I’ve seen in a long time on a tennis court.. Well done to cam norrie and all the team.. Broady was excellent too— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) February 2, 2018
In his first ever professional match on red clay, Norrie stunned the crowd at Puente Romano Resort by upending world #23 Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Serving as Great Britain’s number three, Norrie tied the competition at one a piece, positioning his team far better than anticipated, considering the team was without Andy Murray and Kyle Edmund.
Norrie, who has steadily climbed up the ranks in the nine months since leaving TCU to pursue his professional career, now sits at 114th, but the best is yet to come for this burgeoning star.
“In the third set I got my concentration right and Leon was telling me to be the one dictating the points,” he said. “I did that and it gave me a lot of confidence. I saw in the fourth set he was struggling a bit physically and just backed myself physically and mentally from then. I couldn’t be happier. A year ago I wasn’t a pro, I was at TCU, but I’ve been very professional and stuck with my team and worked hard, so I think I deserve the success.”
Congratulations to Cam and continued success the rest of the way!