Cameron Norrie hopes to play Kei Nishikori on Wimbledon Centre Court


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Cameron Norrie hopes to play Kei Nishikori on Wimbledon Centre Court

After winning his opener at The Championships -- rising British star Cameron Norrie made it clear that he would love to play his Wimbledon second round clash against eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori on Centre Court -- and later got his wish fulfilled by the tournament organizers.

Norrie, ranked at No. 55 in the world, made a good start to his Wimbledon campaign as he saw off experienced veteran Denis Istomin 6-2 6-4 6-4 to reach the second round at The Championships for the first time in his career.

The 23-year-old Briton and 29-year-old Nishikori will be clashing off for the first time in their respective careers when they meet in the Wimbledon second round on Thursday. "Centre Court would be nice," Norrie said, per the BBC Scotland.

"I've never played on Centre but I perform well on the biggest stages and I like a crowd. I'll play whatever court they put me on." Norrie didn't hide his happiness after beating Istomin as he also insisted that he will leave it all on the court against Nishikori.

"Mentally, it's a big thing to get it done," Norrie admitted. "It's an unbelievable feeling and I'm chuffed with myself to beat a veteran like Denis, who likes the grass. "I don't know if it's my biggest win but I means a lot to get through to the second round.

I couldn't be happier. "It's not going to be easy against Kei but it's another opportunity top prove myself. I've nothing to lose. I'm just going to go out and embrace it and see what happens."