Top-ranked British tennis player Cameron Norrie, whose 2021 Wimbledon run ended with a semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic, said there were many positive lessons to learn from his experience. In front of his home crowd at Wimbledon, Norrie, 26, reached his first Grand Slam semifinal.
In the semifinal, Norrie got off to a great start by defeating Djokovic in the first set 6-2. After a sluggish start, Djokovic came back strong and dominated Norrie the rest of the way to win the match 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4.
“Making Wimbledon for the second week for the first time, making it to the semis, and having a close match with Djokovic, was a very cool experience, “According to Tennis365, Norrie thought. Looking back, there were many valuable lessons to learn.
The biggest accomplishment is now knowing I can perform it in Slams. Particularly impressive were my performance and start in the greatest match of my career thus far against arguably the finest player in the world right now on grass
Norrie on the praise he has received in the United Kingdom
Norrie consistently made sports news in the UK for a period of two weeks. Norrie is now among the most well-known British athletes this summer as a result, and he is recognized pretty much everywhere he goes.
It was humorous, “Norrie conceded. “When you walk down to grab a coffee, the barista recognizes you and says, “Oh, don’t worry, today, it’s okay.” “Mate, I can pay for that, it’s fine,” I reply.
Ah, don’t worry about it, he says. A fantastic Wimbledon, you know what this time don’t worry about it, they said when I went to get my dry cleaning. Man, it’s OK, I can pay for it, I think to myself.”