Many fans knew Cameron Norrie, 2023 Rio Open championthroughout the competition. Now number 12 in the world rankings, the 25-year-old Briton arrived as one of the tournament’s attractions, but out of the public eye. However, with Drive to make the big decision And the surprising victory over Carlos Alcaraz, in the comeback, by 2 sets to 1, drew attention to his desire and ability to maintain very strong mental control on the court.
Before the Rio Open, last Sunday, the two tennis players had already played a decisive match in the Buenos Aires Open 250, with the victory of the world number 2. The clashes were fierce and showed that both athletes could reach the top of the method. under the Throw! Shows the achievements of the athlete who is looking for more and more spaces in Grand Slam competitions.
Nuri was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Auckland, New Zealand. At the age of 16, the athlete moved to London, UK, where his parents were born. From there, he took his first steps into professional tennis.
As a teenager, he represented New Zealand as a junior athlete, but became a naturalized British citizen when he moved to Europe. At that time, he was already seen as a great promise in the tennis world and promised to win important tournaments in the singles category.
In 2017, Nuri played in his first ATPS and Grand Slam tournaments. He made his Wimbledon debut against the famous Tsonga, and was knocked out in the first round. But those who have watched the athlete’s play realize that it is only a matter of time before he begins to advance in the stages of major competitions.
Nouri has been on the rise since the beginning of her career. In addition to the Rio Open, he has won four other titles: ATP 250 Lyon (2022), ATP 250 Delray Beach (2022), Masters 1000 Indian Wells (2021) and ATP 250 Los Cabos (2021).
Last season, Nuri reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon, considered the most traditional grass tournament on the circuit. The Briton was no match for Novak Djokovic, the current leader in the world rankings.
Last week, Nouri met, on two occasions, the one who has already established himself as one of the greatest tennis players of the new generation. At the Buenos Aires Open, last Sunday, the Briton lost the trophy to Carlos Alcaraz. However, this Sunday came a change: winning 2 sets to 1, with parts 5/7, 6/4 and 7/5.
It is worth noting the mental control of the British over two hours and forty minutes of the match. In the second set, he even lost 3 games to 0, but fought back, beat off the aggressive game of the Spaniard and won the cup.
At the age of 25, the Briton can rise in the ATP rankings in the coming weeks. And the Four Grand Slams, which not only Alcaraz, but other members of the top ten must attend, will be acid tests for the tennis player. To adapt to the mud, Nuri is aiming for the Roland Garros tournament, which will take place on May 28.