Cameron Norrie: Emma Raducanu's US Open victory was utterly incredible, inspirational

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Cameron Norrie: Emma Raducanu's US Open victory was utterly incredible, inspirational

Top-ranked British tennis player Cameron Norrie described Emma Raducanu's US Open victory as "utterly incredible and inspirational." Raducanu, 18, captured her maiden Grand Slam title after winning 10 matches at Flushing Meadows to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.

To make it all even more impressive, Raducanu didn't drop a single set in those 10 matches played at the US Open. "That was utterly incredible what she did in New York to come through qualifying and then to go out and just whack every opponent that she had," Norrie told Sky Sports News.

"She won in straight sets and to do that at such a young age and to do it with that kind of confidence and come out and own every match was extremely impressive, for me. "It will definitely give the girls around her ranking where she was before the US Open a lot of confidence and a lot of belief.

"I was inspired by her triumph in New York. It's huge for British tennis. I think for sure it's going to put a lot of rackets in hand for the next generation of younger boys and girls to start playing tennis at home in the UK."

Norrie himself captured the biggest title of his career

Norrie, 26, recovered from a set down in the Indian Wells Masters final to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili and earn his maiden Masters crown. Following his victory in Indian Wells, Norrie climbed to a career-high ranking of No.

16 in the world and he is now the top-ranked British tennis player. "I'm running on a high right now. It's been an incredible last couple of weeks," Norrie noted. "My parents didn't watch the match because they were too nervous to be watching it, so I spoke to them afterwards and they were in tears."