World No. 12 Cameron Norrie thinks he has become a better player since the start of the new season as he is hoping to soon achieve his goal of breaking into the top-10 for the first time in his career. Norrie, seeded at No. 10, had a first round bye in Miami before he defeated fellow Briton Jack Draper 7-6 (5) 6-4.
Norrie is making his fourth appearance in Miami as he is aiming to make it past the third round at the tournament for the first time in his career. "I feel like I've improved a lot since the beginning of the year," Norrie said during an on-court interview with Amazon Prime, per Eurosport.
"I was able to get a good training block in and get some momentum. I feel good here in America and I like the conditions. "I've just got to keep taking care of everything and hopefully I can tick that (top) 10 box very soon.
There's a long way to go but I'm looking forward to the rest of the tournament."
Norrie tips Draper to have a bright future
Draper, ranked at No. 146 in the world, was awarded a wildcard into Miami. Draper didn't waste the wildcard he was given as he clinched his first Masters victory after beating former world No.
6 Gilles Simon in the first round. Draper, 20, has won three Challenger titles this year and Norrie predicts a bright future for the 20-year-old. Norrie thinks Draper has the potential to be a very good player and to potentially reach the top-10 one da.y "It’s tough playing my first round here.
I had a little bit of nerves. I was a big favourite against a young Brit. I’m excited to see how he’s going to do in the future," Norrie said. "If he can play week in, week out, he's going to have a very, very good career and I think top-10 for me."