Cameron Norrie said there was no way he would refuse to listen to Roger Federer's coaching tip. On Saturday, Team Europe's Norrie clashed Taylor Fritz of Team World at the Laver Cup. From the Team Europe bench, Federer was supporting Norrie.
At one moment, Federer suggested to Norrie to play serve-and-volley in the next point. "I actually served/volley and I had the play and I just didn't quite execute the volley. I looked over at him and he was laughing and smiling," Norrie said.
"He was happy that I actually did it. If Roger Federer is telling you to do something, there is no chance I'm not going to do it, especially out there playing for Team Europe."
Norrie on having Federer, Andy Murray in his corner
Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, was also a member of Team Europe at this year's Laver Cup.
"Yeah, especially having Andy there, and Andy was there from the whole match," Norrie said. "That was very cool having his support. They were all behind me and all into it, so it was a fun match." Unfortunately for Norrie, he fell just short of beating Fritz as the American won 6-1 4-6 10-8.
Norrie, who was called up as an alternate, jumped into action after Federer and Rafael Nadal pulled out of singles action. Norrie, 27, was playing at the Laver Cup for the first time in his career. "Yeah, first of all, I was just honored to be a part of this team, and I felt like I really deserved to be a part of this team and earned it from what I have done in the last two years and to be among these guys," Norrie said.
"It was a huge honor to get the call and the selection, so I was just really happy to be a part of it. I really enjoyed it last year, as well."
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