Cameron Norrie on Andy Murray doubles partnership – ‘I’ll pick his brains’
Cameron Norrie is thrilled that he will finally be able to be share a court with Andy Murray as the two have agreed to play doubles at this week’s Queen’s Club Championships.
The Norrie-Murray partnership is one of four all-British teams in the doubles at the ATP 500 event this week and Norrie – who won his first-round singles match against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic on Monday – explained how their collaboration came about.
“I texted him and asked ‘Do you want to play doubles at Queen’s?’ He said: ‘Yeah, let’s do it’,” Norrie revealed. “It was pretty simple.
“I’m looking forward to getting out on the court with him and for sure I’ll pick his brains on a few things.”
The pair will have a difficult opening assignment as they take on three-time Grand Slam doubles champions Rajeev Ram from the United States and Brit Joe Salisbury on Wednesday.
A good run for the pair could well give Davis Cup captain Leon Smith another option to consider for future ties.
The world No 13 added: “I always wanted to share the court with him and play here for both home tournaments for us. I think it would be cool and maybe it could be an option for the Davis Cup as well.
“There are a few very good doubles teams that we have already, but it could be another one.”
Murray has won three ATP Tour doubles titles with the last coming at Queen’s Club in 2019 when he teamed up with Feliciano Lopez while he has also won two trophies alongside his brother Jamie.
Norrie’s only doubles success came at the Estoril Open in 2018 alongside Kyle Edmund.
As for their opening match against Ram and Salisbury, Murray and Norrie still have a lot to figure out when it comes to on-court duties.
“I think we will leave it to whoever is serving, who is going to call the serves,” Norrie said.
“I’m just going to enjoy it and get another match on the grass. Obviously he’s got a lot of confidence at the moment, a good guy to play with.”
Norrie was of course referring to his partner’s hot streak on grass as Murray is on a 10-match winning run after winning the Surbiton Trophy last week before following it up with the Nottingham Open title on Sunday.
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