The British pro tennis player Cameron Norrie reached career-high rankings of world No. 8 in singles on 12 September 2022 and No. 117 in doubles on 13 June 2022.
Norrie has won five ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2021 Indian Wells Masters and one doubles title. Norrie has been the British No. 1 in men’s singles since 18 October 2021.
Has Cameron Norrie ever beaten Rafael Nadal?
Yes, Norrie secured the biggest win of his career to date after beating former world number one Rafael Nadal at the United Cup for Great Britain in Sydney.
The British number one beat Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-4 at a sold-out Ken Rosewell Arena to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead against Spain in the first mixed international team competition.
Norrie had previously lost all four meetings against Nadal but produced a stunning comeback from a set down.
Norrie has been in fine form at the start of the tennis season, beating Alex de Minaur in his opening match as Britain beat Australia 3-2 in the opening tie.
Nadal was playing his first match since the ATP finals in November, and the Spaniard showed great agility to cover the court in the first set, firing an array of stunning passing shots to move ahead.
The 36-year-old struggled to maintain his level as the match went on, as Norrie upped his intensity to outlast the Spaniard in brutal exchanges.
Norrie broke Nadal in the sixth game of the second set and went on to dominate the decider, saving two break points while leading 3-2 before holding his nerve to clinch a statement win.
After the match, Norrie said: “It was pretty crazy. I thought I’d never won a set before (against Nadal), and I came out first wanting to do that.
“I had to stay super-patient. It was a super-physical match, and I enjoyed it. It was huge to get through that one and finally beat him.
“He beat me easily the last few times, so it’s a great way to end the year for me. It was a crazy atmosphere; thank you, guys. It was a crazy match.”