Cameron Norrie news: Brit is destined for big things this season

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Cameron Norrie celebrates

Last time tennis players descended on the Indian Wells tournament, Brit Cameron Norrie came away with the win despite it being his debut at the competition and his first time reaching a Masters 1000 final.

If Norrie is to have another successful run in California, it could see him enter the top 10 which he has been trying to do since the start of the season after he won the Delray Open but he was denied he new ranking by Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal when the Spaniard beat him in the final of the Mexican Open.

But the world No 12 didn’t have the best start to the season as he won just one set out of four matches, however his Argentinian coach, Facundo Lugones, has since helped him turn this around.

“All credit goes to Cam, who didn’t panic after we had such a hard time in Australia,” Lugones explained to ATPTour.com.

“From there we had time to regroup, and we trained very hard for 20 days, with a fitness coach and everything.

“In Rotterdam he picked up some confidence by winning some good matches, there he started to play well again, and in Delray Beach and Acapulco he showed that.”

Although Norrie himself wants to take it “match by match,” his enthusiastic coach who picked up the Coach of the Year award last year, believes he could become one of the best players in the world.

Lugones explained: “Even though the top 10 is one of his goals I also think he is aiming higher and he’s working very hard to achieve it – even so I don’t think he’s under pressure.

“When Cam was younger he did feel a lot of pressure to get into the top 100 but now he’s more mature and he’s more focussed – he is increasingly professional and more relaxed, there is no desperation.

“Even if he gets into the top 10 he will still be just as down to Earth, he will continue to have the same friends and treat everyone the same – I think that even if he were No 1 in the world, he would still be the same humble person.”

The South African-born player will face Spaniard Pedro Martinez in the opening round at Indian Wells later today.

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