British tennis star Cameron Norrie expects to feel more pressure in the next tournament after becoming a Masters champion for the first time in his career. Norrie, 26, captured his maiden Masters crown after recovering from a set down to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Indian Wells final.
Norrie returned to action this week in Vienna, where he beat Marton Fucsovics in his opener. Norrie is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 14 in the world but he is not satisfied as he aims for the top spot. "I have no doubt that now I will have extra pressure in the next tournaments from having won a Masters 1000.
Possibly the pressure will quadruple as it is happening to Raducanu. Still, I am ready to face all this and more. I want to be No. 1 in the world and I am prepared for this path," Norrie said, per Punto de Break.
Norrie happy with the state of British tennis
"British tennis is in good shape and we are happy to inspire so many young Brits who dream of being professional players.
As a country we are doing very well. As I said before, my goal is none other than being No. 1 in the world. My whole team is working very hard to make this happen. We have high expectations and we will do our best to achieve them," Norrie noted.
Recently, former world No. 1 Andy Murray said if he retired tommorow British tennis would be in good hands with Norrie. “Cameron Norrie has had a fantastic season and has done really well,” Murray said. “I don’t think he had ever made it to the quarter-finals of a Masters series before, so to come through and win it is a brilliant result for him and great for British tennis. If I finish tomorrow, I would feel comfortable that British tennis would be in a good spot."